Starting in the fall of 2017, we will be teaching a course of Criminal Justice Technology, Policy and Law at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington D.C. A joint effort between Keith Porcaro, the CTO and general counsel at SIMLab, and Jason Tashea of Justice Codes, it's a technology course without technology.
The course, structured like a lab, will explore the impact of technology on the criminal justice system, and will teach students how to design, build and understand technologies that affect criminal justice processes and policy.
The students will be paired with system stakeholders to tackle a specific problem by system mapping, developing personas, and prototyping different ideas. The course culminates with a pitch day. Focusing on these non-technical skills will allow students of any background to begin to wrap their legal education around technology issues and design.
Here is our syllabus for fall 2017.