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Data Analytics and Algorithms in Policing

RUSI partnered with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to conduct research into the use of data analytics by police in England and Wales.




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RUSI was commissioned by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to conduct an independent study into the use of data analytics by police forces in England and Wales, with a focus on algorithmic bias.

The project involved engaging closely with senior police officers, government officials, academics, legal experts, regulatory and oversight bodies and civil society organisations. The research involved consultations with 69 individuals in the form of semi-structured interviews, focus groups and roundtable discussions. The findings highlighted widespread concern across the UK law-enforcement community around the lack of official national guidance for the use of algorithms in policing, with participants stressing the need to address this gap as a matter of urgency.

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Data Analytics and Algorithmic Bias in Policing
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