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Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing

Sarah Brayne


The scope of criminal justice surveillance, from policing to incarceration, has expanded rapidly in recent decades. At the same time, the use of big data has spread across a range of fields, including finance, politics, health, and marketing. While law enforcement’s use of big data is hotly contested, very little is known about how the police actually use it in daily operations and with what consequences. This book offers an inside look at how police use big data and new surveillance technologies, leveraging on-the-ground fieldwork with one of the most technologically advanced law enforcement ... More

Keywords: criminal justice surveillance, police, prisons, big data, LAPD, criminal suspects, bias, inequality, privacy, algorithms, predictive policing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190684099
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190684099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Brayne, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin