Understanding Police Reliance on Private Data
Hoover Institution, Aegis Series Paper No. 2106
16 Pages Posted: 14 May 2022
Date Written: October 7, 2021
Private entities play a substantial and growing role across the criminal system. It is both impractical and undesirable to eliminate all private influences. Instead, policy makers can distinguish beneficial private influences from harmful ones by focusing on those private entities with the closest relationship to law enforcement. These entities have fewer incentives to guard against law enforcement overreach and thus deserve heightened scrutiny.
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