Digital punishment : privacy, stigma, and the consequences of data-driven criminal justice
Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University
10:00 am -- 11:30 a.m.
Online Session via Zoom
Sociology and Social Policy
The proliferation of data-driven criminal justice operations has created millions of criminal records each year in the United States. Documenting everything from a police stop to a prison sentence, these records take on a digital life of their own as they are collected by law enforcement and courts, posted on government websites, re-posted on social media, online news and mugshot galleries, and bought and sold by data brokers. The result is “digital punishment,” where mere suspicion or a brush with the law can have lasting consequences. This presentation will discuss several empirical, mixed methods studies of digital criminal records, with a focus on criminal record accuracy, disclosure, and public policy solutions.
Lageson, S. E. (2021, March 3). Digital punishment: Privacy, stigma, and the consequences of data-driven criminal justice [Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/855/