JTDL: ShotSpotter under scrutiny; Ending virtual stop & frisk + New jobs


After the police killing of Adam Toledo in Chicago, the ShotSpotter gunfire detection system deserves serious scrutiny. (Intercept)

A wrongfully arrested man sued Detroit police over a false facial-recognition match. (Washington Post) Vermont is considering facial recognition to solve a backlog of child exploitation cases. (VT Digger) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

Recommendations on how the Biden administration can improve criminal justice data and research to support reform. (Arnold Ventures)

Oklahoma quietly launched a mass surveillance program to track uninsured drivers. (OneZero)

Zoom court is changing how justice is served. (Atlantic)

Crimes against women spur greater surveillance in South Asia. (Japan Times) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

The US First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a First Amendment right to secretly audio record the police. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Students in DC jail sue for failed educational instruction and remote services during the pandemic. (DCist)

The NYPD deployed a “creepy” new robot dog in a Manhattan public housing complex. (Gothamist)

Recommendations to end virtual stop and frisk policing on social media. (Tech Policy Press)

When the FBI wanted to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, it turned to a little-known Australian firm. (Washington Post)

Tinder’s plan for criminal record checks raises fears of lifelong punishment. (Guardian)

Study suggests that AI model selection might introduce bias. (VentureBeat)

University of Chicago launched the Transform911 project. (UC)

The US Courts published their design guide. (USC)


[Virtual] Fast Forward Academy has numerous free classes taught by tech nonprofit leaders, ends April 21. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

[Virtual] The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is hosting The Future Is Now: Legal Services conference, April 27-29. (ISC) (h/t Penelope Bremner)

[Virtual] Data Justice Lab is hosting a conference on civic participation in datafied society, May 20-21. (DJL)

[Virtual] University of Michigan is putting on a webinar series on science, technology , and the carceral state. (UM) (h/t Melvin Washington)

[Virtual] NYU’s Institute for Public Interest Technology is putting on a two-week conference for scholars, late June. (NYU)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

The Africa Digital Policy Institute is accepting fellow applications. (ADPI)

[New] BRYTER is hiring a legal architect. (B)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

[New] Color of Change needs a CTO. (CoC)

[New] Consumer Reports has a fellowship for privacy and public interest researchers. (CR) (h/t Irene Mo)

Data & Society needs a research analyst. (D+S)

[New] The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

[New] The Defender Association of Philadelphia needs a data analyst. (DAP) (h/t Oren Gur)

The Echoing Green fellowship is open for applicants. (EG)

Empact Solutions needs a youth justice data storyteller. (ES) (h/t Jason Melchi)

EPIC has a call for papers on AI, equity, and trust. (EPIC) (h/t Ben Winters)

The European AI Fund needs a program officer. (EAIF)

[New] FedTech is looking for technical and non-technical applicants for a new startup program. (FT)

Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit Court needs an senior info systems consultant. (F18) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

The Future Society has multiple openings. (FS)

[New] Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

[New] Human Rights Watch needs a director for technology and human rights. (HRW)

JustFix.nyc is looking to fill a marketing role. (JF)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Kids In Need of Defense needs a data manager. (KIND) (h/t Sarah Lilly)

Kleros, an online dispute resolution platform, needs a blockchain and law researcher. (K) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

North Carolina’s Indigent Defense Services needs a research associate. (IDS)

The Oklahoma Policy Institute needs a justice data analyst. (OPI)

[New] Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Pennsylvania State University is looking for law, policy and engineering. (PSU) (h/t Sandra Allain)

PEW needs an associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Joyce Raby)

[New] The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data engineer. (PDAO)

The Policing Project at NYU has multiple positions open. (PP)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Queen’s University Belfast needs a lecturer in law and innovation. (QUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Singapore’s Management University needs a research assistant. (SMU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Technical University of Munich is hiring an NLP researcher (PhD student or post doc). (TUM) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] Temple Law School needs an ED for its law and technology center. (TLS) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid needs an analytics and research manager. (TRLA) (h/t Lizzie Shackney)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a client executive and a PM. (T&P)

University of Arizona’s Innovation 4 Justice program has a post doc. (I4J) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] UC Berkeley Law’s Technology & Public Policy Clinic needs a teaching fellow. (UCB)

University of Luxembourg is looking for a doctoral researcher in AI regulation. (UL) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] The University of Western Australia is looking for a research fellow in tech governance. (UWA)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

[New] Uptrust needs a implementation engineering manager. (U)

Utrecht University needs a prof in law and technology. (UU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions, including director of tech advancement. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Vreij Universiteit Brussels needs a lecturer in law and tech. (VUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)