Machine Learning and the Police

Machine Learning and the Police

Annette Vestby

Machine Learning and the Police: Asking the Right Questions

"How can we secure an accessible and open democratic debate about police use of predictive analytics when the technology itself is a specialized area of expertise? Police utilize technologies of prediction and automation where the underlying technology is often a machine learning (ML) model. The article argues that important issues concerning ML decision models can be unveiled without detailed knowledge about the learning algorithm, empowering non-ML experts and stakeholders in debates over if, and how to, include them, for example, in the form of predictive policing."

Source: Vestby, A., & Vestby, J. (2019). Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice and available from this link (open access).