Crime Data Ethics and Governance

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024, 3.00PM
Location: Online
Section Group Meeting

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15:00 - 15:05 Introductions
15:05 - 15:25 Ethical Considerations in Data Linkage with Splink: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Developments
Zoe Slade, Data Scientist at Ministry of Justice
Splink is a Ministry of Justices open-source software which uses unsupervised machine learning to link together millions of data records belonging to justice system users. This talk will cover the many and varied ethical considerations of performing data linkage with Splink, how we address these within our work and improvements we are planning for the future.
15:25 - 15:45 An ethical framework for data science and AI in the criminal justice system
Michael Kattel, Ethics Fellow at Alan Turing Institute
The use of data-driven technologies within the criminal justice system raises a host of challenging ethical issues, such as how to ensure automated decisions are explainable, or how to design governance processes to promote ethical values such as reliability, accountability, and fairness. Working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and various stakeholders, this project resulted in an ethical framework and toolkit that is tailored to the unique demands of the criminal justice system.
15:45 - 16:05 The Algorithmic Transparency Recording Standard,
Joy Aston, Policy adviser at the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
The Algorithmic Transparency Recording Standard (ATRS) is a tool developed by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) and the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO). The Standard is designed to help public sector organisations provide clear information about the algorithmic tools they use, and why they’re using them. It has been developed collaboratively with civil society groups, and informed by a public engagement study. West Midlands Police have published a record on a tool used for exploratory analysis of sexual convictions, and Hampshire and Thames Valley Police on their Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Tool (DARAT).
16:05 – 16:15 Final remarks
Event organised by the Data Ethics and Governance Section. For any queries please contact Adela Iliescu or Job de Roij
Fellow - free to attend 

e-Student - free to attend 

Non-Fellow - £10