Using Big Data for Legal and Law Enforcement Decisions: Testing the New Tools

36 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2014

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Lyria Bennett Moses

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Janet Chan

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 22, 2014

Abstract

This article aims to describe the potential applications of big data tools for legal and police decision-making, compare these to historical precedents in order to better understand what is new about these tools, and evaluate them by reference to technical, social and normative criteria. We hope that the concerns we raise will heighten awareness among developers and potential users prior to the ‘hardening’ of the socio-technical structures supporting big data.

Keywords: big data, legal, police, decision-making

Suggested Citation

Bennett Moses, Lyria and Chan, Janet, Using Big Data for Legal and Law Enforcement Decisions: Testing the New Tools (October 22, 2014). University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2014, pp. 643-678; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-54. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2513564

Lyria Bennett Moses (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Janet Chan

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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