Fighting Crime with Data in the US and Abroad

Mar 13, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Speakers

Enrique Betancourt

National Center For Crime Prevention, Mexico

Hugo Acero Velásquez

Government of Colombia

Jackie Biskupski

Salt Lake City

Governments around the globe increasingly are using data and evidence-informed policymaking tools to address public safety; Mexico and Colombia are using the power of data and evidence to promote their criminal justice initiatives, with the strong political support of local leadership. This echoes efforts across the United States in cities big and small. While data-informed policing techniques are increasingly being adopted globally, some critics warn that policymakers must be careful to ensure that data is not used unfairly to target vulnerable populations, such as low-income residents or people of color, ensuring that whole communities don't suffer for the criminal actions of a few.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Government
Level: Advanced