With John Jay College, Justice Codes hosts an annual symposium on the state of technology in criminal justice reform in New York City. Feel free to contact us if you have a desire to hear a particular topic discussed or know a great speaker who we should involve for a future event.
JUSTICE CODES SYMPOSIUM AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE
OCTOBER 12, 2016
This page is an archive of our 2016 symposium at John Jay College. Below you will find the schedule of speakers and the decks they presented. Video of the event will be forthcoming.
As the nation increases its focus on improving the criminal justice system and technology becomes more accessible, the possibilities and risks of emerging technologies in the justice field have proliferated. Are new technologies able to improve justice or are they merely adding a digital veneer to systemic problems? Join us and an interdisciplinary group of nationally recognized thought leaders to discuss such questions as:
· How is technology affecting people in the criminal justice system?
· Are algorithms improving policing or digitizing racial bias?
· How should we measure success and hold new technologies accountable?
· Can social media be used to better understand juvenile violence?
KEYNOTE: JULIA ANGWIN, PROPUBLICA
Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011. Her recent work explores the use of algorithms in the criminal justice system.
Here is her deck from the symposium.
LUNCHTIME SPEAKER: DESMOND PATTON, COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Patton utilizes qualitative and computational methods to examine how youth and young adults living in violent urban neighborhoods experience, navigate and respond to community violence in their neighborhood as well on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
His deck from the symposium.
Panel 1: Beyond Efficiency: how tech & data affect people in the justice system
Panel 2: Algorithmic Policing: big data's impact on bias and public safety
Panel 3: Measuring Success: how do we know a new idea is a good idea?
8:00 - 9:00 AM
9:00 - 9:05
9:05 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:20
10:20 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:40
11:40 - 12:30 PM
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 1:45
Registration & Breakfast
President Jeremy Travis, John Jay College
Julia Angwin, ProPublica (Deck)
Beyond Efficiency: how tech & data affect people in the justice system
Moderator: Jason Tashea, Justice Codes
Panelists: Sharad Hegde, OpenJC & BeSafe.City (Deck)
Cynthia Conti-Cook, New York Legal Aid Society (Deck)
J.J. Prescott, University of Michigan Law School (Deck)
Algorithmic Policing: big data's impact on bias and public safety
Moderator: Julia Angwin, ProPublica
Panelists: Jeremy Heffner, HunchLab
William Isaac, Michigan State University (Deck)
Ravi Shroff, New York University (Deck)
Measuring Success: how do we know a new idea is a good idea?
Moderator: Jeffery Butts, John Jay College
Panelists: Bill Cromie, Blue Ridge Labs
Clarence Wardell, U.S. Digital Service (Deck)
Brian Hill, Edovo