Symposium: Algorithmic Criminal Justice?

Hosted by the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy

Algorithms are playing a growing role in both policing and criminal justice. Algorithms can provide information to promote analytical rigor, objectivity and consistency, but they can also reflect and amplify biases inadvertently introduced by their human creators and biases present in data. This one-day event will convene national thought leaders to engage with questions on the proper role of algorithms in policing and in the criminal justice system.

The symposium will be structured as a series of interactive panels that will be open to the school community. Panels will start with an opening statement by each panelist. There will then be a period of moderated discussion among the panelists, followed by a Q&A period to allow engagement by all participants and attendees.

Hosted by the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy

Welcoming remarks and introductions - Video

Panel 1: Creating Algorithms for Justice - Video

  • Alex Alben (moderator) – UCLA
  • Colleen Chien – Santa Clara University
  • Eric Goldman – Santa Clara University
  • Rebecca Wexler – UC Berkeley

Panel 2: Algorithmic Policing - Video

  • Jeff Brantingham – UCLA
  • Beth Colgan (moderator) – UCLA
  • Catherine Crump – UC Berkeley
  • Andrew Ferguson – American University
  • Orin Kerr – UC Berkeley

Panel 3: Algorithmic Adjudication - Video

  • Chris Goodman – Pepperdine University
  • Sandy Mayson – University of Georgia
  • Richard Re (moderator) – UCLA
  • Andrew Selbst – UCLA
  • Chris Slobogin – Vanderbilt University

Panel 4: Regulation and Oversight - Video

  • Jane Bambauer – University of Arizona
  • Gary Marchant – Arizona State University
  • Ken Meyer – Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
  • Mohammad Tajsar – ACLU of Southern California
  • John Villasenor (moderator) – UCLA

Keynote: Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter – Federal Trade Commission - Video

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