Confronting Automated Law Enforcement
Lisa Shay, Gregory Conti, Woodrow Hartzog, John Nelson & Dominic Larkin
Discussant: Mary Anne Franks
- What does automation do to protect values of law enforcement?
- Definition of automated law enforcement- use input from unattended sensors to determine crime has been or will be committed, and takes responsive action, these systems capable of imposing some form of punishment
- Example- speed cameras
- Do we accept perfection?
- How to deal with system errors?
- Discusses social costs
- Rigidity- no play in the joints or to show mercy.
- Ceballos – California 1974; Spring-loaded shot gun.
- Tireless surveillance that never goes to sleep (Omniveillance)- if human, you have to look away, eventually. with automation, never need to look away.
- In law are we looking for mercy, or some kind of explicit allowance for tolerance
- Build in buffer? Close-enough approximation so we are comfortable with it.
- What about automated law enforcement who can engage in unbiased searches? — Danielle Citron, automation bias, bias can be programmed.