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Supplementary conference reading material

The future of policing and the impact of technology


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Please note that this is not a recommended reading list produced by the Ditchley Foundation.

Conference participants are invited to recommend pre-conference reading materials relevant to the topic of this conference, and we are happy to post links to the items here for your reference.


Marinus Analytics: Pittsburgh-based tech company debuts first facial recognition technology designed to halt global human trafficking. 27 June, 2017

Cale Weissman: The Young Woman Who Created A New Way to Bust Sex Trafficking Rings. Broadly, 15 October, 2015

Artur Dubrawski, Kyle Miller, Matthew Barnes, Benedikt Boecking & Emily Kennedy: Leveraging Publicly Available Data to Discern Patterns of Human-Trafficking Activity. Journal of Human Trafficking, Vol 1, 2015 - Issue 1, Pages 65-85 | Published online: 28 Apr 2015

Cynthia Lum, Christopher S. Koper: Technology: Evidence-based policing playing catch-up. From Evidence-based policing: translating research into practice. Oxford University Press, 23 May 2017

Cynthia Lum, Christopher S. Koper and James Willis: Understanding the Limits of Technology’s Impact on Police Effectiveness. Police Quarterly 2017, Vol. 20(2) 135–163.

Koper, Lum, Willis, Woods and Hibdon: Realizing the Potential of Technology in Policing: A multisite study of the social, organizational, and behavioural aspects of implementing police technologies. George Mason University and Police Executive Research Forum publication, supported by the National Institute of Justice. 2015

Centre for Public Impact: Destination Unknown: Exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Government. (Section on 'Police', pp 15-17). September 2017

Alexander Babuta: Big Data and Policing: An assessment of law enforcement requirements, expectations and priorities. RUSI Occasional Papers, 6 September 2017






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