JusticeTech DL: Court open data standards; NYPD's closed surveillance procurement + New Jobs

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We will look at the history of how criminal justice stakeholders use data to inform decisions, from the 19th century to today. In particular, we will focus on policing, and the interplay between historical biases, tool configuration, and legal and policy decisions. We're reading Andrew Ferguson's The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race and the Future of Law Enforcement, chapter 4 (2017).


If you're in the San Jose area, I'm taking part in Sana Clara University Law School's Predicting Justice: Optimizing Data in the Criminal Justice System symposium, come say hi and get some CLE credits! (SCU)

The National Center for State Courts seeks public comment for its open data standards for courts--the deadline is Oct. 14. (NCSC)

A judge in New York takes another swipe at a probabilistic genotyping tool for having "no scientific consensus". (Gothamist) (h/t Andrew Ferguson)

The Brennan Center released a report on the NYPD's procurement of surveillance technology and its lack of public transparency. (BC)

The UK Serious Fraud Office is struggling to process its electronic evidence. (LG) (h/t Aonghus Kelly)

Dozens of civil rights groups have called on police departments to end their relationship with Ring. (cnet)

This summer, the EU released guidance on CCTV cameras under the GPDR. (Lexology) (h/t Shaun Jameson)

License plate readers are making the getaway car extinct. (QZ)

A man in Alaska was charged with murder after an SD card was found on the street with a folder entitled "homicide at midtown Marriott". (NBC)


D.C. Pro Bono Week is hosting a Coding for Justice event on October 21. (PBW)

ASSETS is calling for papers regarding AI fairness and those with disabilities for a workshop in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. (ASSETS)

The American Society of Criminology meeting is happening in San Francisco between November 13-16. (ASC)

The Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency has a call out for papers for their law track. The conference will be in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 27-30, 2020. (FAT)

We Robot 2020 has a call out for proposals. It'll take place at the University of Ottawa, April 2-4, 2020. (UOttawa)

The Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown reopened its student writing competition, deadline is May 31. (GULC)

The Law and Society Association is accepting submissions for its conference May 28-31, 2020 in Denver. (LSA)

Jobs & Opportunities

ACLU national is looking for a director of product management. (ACLU)

AI Now Institute is looking for editorial and research leads. (AI Now)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

Callisto, a sexual assault reporting platform, is looking for a head of business development and an executive assistant, among other roles. (Callisto)

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a senior engineer opening in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Harvard Law Library needs a web developer to work on their online legal textbook platform. (HLL)

The Lab at DC is hiring social and data scientists plus an operations analyst. (LDC)

Measures for Justice has five open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking for a product manager. (Recidiviz)

The Stanford Center for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence wants to fill a number of director roles. (HAI)

Tech Congress is accepting applications for its congressional fellows. (TC)

Thorn has a number of positions open for engineers, product managers and sales. (Thorn)

Uptrust, a court reminder platform, is looking for a front end engineer and tech lead manager. (Uptrust)

Upturn, a tech policy outfit in D.C., is hiring for four awesome sounding positions. (Upturn)