Columns and op-eds

Do police body-worn cameras reduce the use of force?” by Jennifer Doleac. Econofact, November 2017.

Do body-worn cameras improve police behavior?” by Jennifer Doleac. Brookings blog, October 2017.

Do databases of criminal offenders help reduce crime?” by Jennifer Doleac. Medium (registration required), May 2017.

Quora Session — Q&A on crime and discrimination with Justice Tech Lab Director, Jennifer Doleac. May 2017.

"Let computers be the judge" by Jennifer Doleac. Medium (registration required), April 2017.

"Are criminal risk assessment scores racist?" by Jennifer Doleac and Megan Stevenson. Brookings Up Front blog. August 22, 2016.

"DNA databases deter crime, without filling prisons" by Jennifer Doleac. Real Clear Markets. August 16, 2016.

"Gun violence in major U.S. cities is massively underreported" by Jennifer Doleac. Brookings Up Front blog. April 27, 2016.

"Want to reduce incarceration rates? Try targeted surveillance" by Jennifer Doleac. Real Clear Markets. March 15, 2016.

"To reduce gun violence, empower citizens to make their communities safer" by Jennifer Doleac. Brookings. February 4, 2016.

"Repealing juvenile curfew laws could make cities much safer" by Jennifer Doleac. Real Clear Markets. December 29, 2015.

"Can technology fix the criminal justice system?" by Jennifer Doleac. Brookings. December 21, 2015.

"The case for expanding the DNA database" by Jennifer Doleac. Richmond Times-Dispatch. February 7, 2015.

Press coverage of our work

"To deter criminals, expand DNA databases instead of prisons" -- Washington Post, Wonkblog, December 19, 2017.

"Threading a city with gunfire sensors might not make it any safer" -- The Atlantic, December 14, 2017.

"Sensors and software listen for gunfire in Chicago. Does it make a difference?" -- Undark Magazine, December 13, 2017.

"Gunshots or fireworks? How Chicago cops know" -- WBEZ 91.5, June 30, 2017.

"In proposed budget, Richmond Police prioritize gunfire detection system over equipping all officers with body cameras" -- Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 26, 2017.

"What Milwaukee's sensors hear: Value of gunshot detection system remains difficult to assess" -- WisContext. January 4, 2017.

"Data transparency questions loom as Pittsfield mulls ShotSpotter gunshot detection system" -- Berkshire Eagle. December 12, 2016.

"Should the public have access to data police acquire through private companies?" -- ABA Journal. December 1, 2016.

"We're spending millions on this high-tech system designed to reduce gun violence. Is it making a difference?" Forbes. November 17, 2016.

"Websites and apps for sharing crime and safety data have become outlets for racial profiling" -- ABA Journal. August 1, 2016.

"Why the act of collecting DNA from convicts deters crime" -- Boston Globe. July 8, 2016.

"Seattle mayor pushes for gunshot-detection system" -- Seattle Times. June 2, 2016.

"Milwaukee committed to ShotSpotter but outcomes, data remain elusive" -- Wisconsin Public Radio. May 11, 2016.

"Do youth curfews work?" -- Newsradio WINA. April 29, 2016.

"Think US gun violence is bad? A new study suggests it's even worse than you think" -- Vox. April 28, 2016.

"Do youth curfews reduce crime?" -- Wall Street Journal. April 24, 2016.

"This may be the best way to measure gun violence in America" -- Washington Post. April 23, 2016.

"Fighting a losing battle? AI ShotSpotter computer used to track gunfire reveals far more shots are fired than are ever reported" -- Daily Mail. April 19, 2016.

"Counting unreported gunshots" -- Newsradio WINA. March 30, 2016.

"A shot in the dark" -- UVA Today. March 25, 2016.

"How to make sense of conflicting, confusing, and misleading crime statistics" -- FiveThirtyEight. January 8, 2016.

"Study: Curfews cause more gun violence" -- Vox. January 3, 2016.

"Do juvenile curfews cut crime?" -- Newsweek. January 2, 2016.

"Do juvenile curfews increase crime?" -- Marginal Revolution. December 30, 2015.

"Cited by a justice, but feeling less than honored" -- New York Times. June 10, 2013.

"DNA and individual freedom v crime prevention" -- BBC. January 25, 2013.