JTDL: Software bug keeps people in jail; What's an algorithm? + New Jobs


A software bug keeps hundreds of inmates beyond their release dates in Arizona. (KJZZ)

Should public defenders be tweeting? (VICE) (h/t Malia Brink)

Policing in Europe: The nexus between structural racism and surveillance economies. (London School of Economics)

NYPD surveillance technology disclosures raise more questions than answers. (Tech Policy Press) The NYPD used a robot dog to clear a crime scene in the Bronx. (Fox5) (h/t Nick Rishwain)

App trackers secretly sell your location data to the government. (Vox)

The FBI seized congressional cellphone records related to the Capitol attack. (Intercept)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators used a private utility database covering millions to pursue immigration violations. (Washington Post)

Law enforcement and social media users turned an act of kindness into a human trafficking investigation. (TechDirt)

Almost 100 people were arrested in New Delhi, India thanks to facial recognition. (Hindu) In Sweden, police are in trouble for an unlawful use of facial recognition. (Computer Weekly) Drones with facial recognition are here. (Forbes) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

The algorithmic leviathan: Arbitrariness, fairness, and opportunity in algorithmic decision making systems. (SSRN) (h/t Irina Raicu) Can auditing eliminate bias from algorithms? (Markup) What is an algorithm? (MIT Technology Review)

Building trust in human-machine teams. (Brookings)


[Virtual] The University of Michigan is putting on an introduction to CJARS, the criminal justice research platform, March 5 and March 9. (UM) (h/t Jon Kahn)

[Virtua] The National Center for State Courts will host process improvement workshops for judges and court staff, registration closes March 10. (LC) (h/t Emily LaGratta).

[Virtual] Iowa State University is hosting a symposium on source code access during trial, March 12. (ISU) (h/t Kori Kahn)

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Jobs & Opportunities

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

A2J Tech needs a product manager. (A2JT)

Access to Justice Tech Fellows has 20 fellowships to fill. (ATJ) (h/t David Gray)

[New] Baltimore City needs a city data fellow. (Balt)

The Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition needs a coalition director. (BDEC) (h/t Emma Simpson).

[New] The Bipartisan Policy Center needs a technology policy director. (BPC)

[New] Blue Ridge Lab’s Catalyst incubator is accepting applicants. (BRL) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] The Brookings Institution AI and Emerging Tech Initiative needs a senior researcher. (AIET)

The Center for Policing Equity needs a data analyst and full stack engineer. (CPE) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Charles Koch Institute is accepting applications for the emerging tech policy leaders program. (CKI)

DataKind is looking for an executive director (DK) and director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Elizabeth Grossman)

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

Duke’s Center for Science and Justice is accepting applications for an associate director (DCSJ). (h/t Keith Porcaro)

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

Fast Forward Academy is accepting applications. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

[New] The Future Society has multiple openings. (FS)

Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology is looking for a summer fellow. (CPT)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center needs a program Manager for AI policy practice. (BKC)

Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic is looking for a summer intern. (CC)

Harvard Law’s Journal of Law and Technology is accepting articles. (JOLT)

JustFix.nyc is looking to fill multiple roles. (JF)

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

[New] Marion County, Indiana’s Prosecutor’s Office needs a data scientist. (Indy) (h/t Oren Gur)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

[New] New America’s Open Technology Institute needs a legal intern. (NA)

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

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) and law professors. (PSU) (h/t Sandra Allain)

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

The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice is looking for a Campaign Manager and a Director of Operations (RBIJ) (h/t Silas Horst)

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

Swansea University has fully funded PhDs for those focused on human interactions with AI—deadline March 26. (SU)

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

UC Berkeley’s Center for Law and Tech need an ED. (UCB) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

[New] University of Oxford has a postdoc position focused on algorithmic bias. (Ox) (h/t Chris Frascella)

University of Virginia is looking for an assistant professor in responsible data science. (UVA)

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

SafeLab at the Columbia School of Social Work is accepting UX fellowship applications. (UXR)

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

The Washington Post is hiring eight new tech reporters and editors. (WP)

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