RACE & BIG DATA DRIVEN POLICING   

OVERVIEW

The work of this lab focuses on the logics and the technologies of surveillance used by the New York Police Department. Our work pays close attention to the systems and socio-cultural techniques of the NYPD, the data collected by the technologies they deploy, and the algorithmic technologies applied to these data for the purposes of creating knowledge and making predictions about race, crime, and criminality. In our work we examine the relationships between these techniques, the technologies, racialization, criminalization, and state violence in an urban context. We also examine the impact of all these on the relationships between race and place; and race, policing, and the rights related to civil liberties. 

   

MEMBERS

DIRECTOR:  Natalie P. Byfield, Ph.D. 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: Maretta McDonald

RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Christian Merchan

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/ LAB MANAGER: Chanea Smith

 

CONTACT: byfield.rddp@gmail.com

Photo By: Clarence Sheppard