September 15


03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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The Police Foundation

Join us to explore the benefits and risks of using data science in policing and how to share best practice nationally and internationally

The Police Foundation and the Society of Evidence Based Policing welcome you to this online event exploring perspectives on Data Science in Policing. The seminar will bring together experts from policing and academia to discuss the benefits data science can bring to policing through helping mapping crime locations, identifying individuals at risk of becoming victims or offenders and gaining a richer understanding of specific crime problems. We will also examine the risks and barriers to adoption, such as lack of capability and concerns around ethics, and explore how they can be overcome. We hope to uncover best practice in the use of data science in policing and policing nationally and internationally and explore what can be done to ensure this is shared more widely. We will also seek to discuss emerging trends and what needs to change so the police can respond more effectively to them. In particular we want to examine why there are so few women in this space and how to change that.

Guest speakers include:

Professor Tom Kirchmaier, who is Director of Policing and Crime at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Professor Renée Cummings, who is professor of Practice in Data Science at the University of Virginia’s School of Data Science

Lisa Hursell, Senior Data Scientist at the Metropolitan Police.