Justice and Public Safety

Years ago, Albuquerque, N.M., installed a red light camera system that was unpopular and eventually canned. The city is now considering a new camera system that would only target vehicles moving at dangerous speeds.
The last year has seen an increase in ethical questions around how law enforcement uses tech. But not all policing technology is meant to catch criminals — much of it is designed to support community re-entry.
All of the 84 officers in the Bangor Police Department will now be equipped with body cameras, a new tool years in the making for the city, and police and prosecutors are welcoming the new technology.
By slowing down drivers 2 miles per hour in strategic areas during high-risk times of day, the startup and its government partners found they could reduce highway crashes in Southern Nevada.
When police overuse DNA databases and facial recognition, they violate rights, often disproportionately. Policy should limit use of DNA databases and facial recognition to cases involving significant danger to society.
A cyber attack on the NYC Law Department has prevented lawsuits about the NYPD's handling of 2020 protests from moving forward. The city has dodged questions about whether it uses multifactor authentication.
Through a partnership with Waze, NJ Transit is working to alert drivers as they approach railroad crossings. Since 1975, 187 people have been killed at railroad crossings in the state, according to federal data.
Criminal organizations around the world thought they were using the latest, most exclusive encrypted cellphone technology available to conduct business away from the prying eyes of law enforcement.
Spot, a robot dog produced by Boston Dynamics, has been employed by a few police departments over the last couple of years, raising the antennas of surveillance critics. Does Spot have a future in public safety?
Tyler is buying up a company that provides a range of corrections technology, including commissary management and video visits. Especially during the pandemic, it’s made tools like emails and texts free to inmates.