P. de Beus MSc (Pieke)
PhD candidate - Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies
PhD candidate - Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society
PhD candidate - Radboud Social Cultural Research
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HE NIJMEGEN
6500 GL NIJMEGEN
Currently working on the project “Predictive Policing and its discriminatory risks”.
Predictive policing tools such as the Dutch Crime Anticipation System (CAS) have proliferated in the last two decades in response to louder calls for more effective and objective policing. Such tools allow for automated predictions about who will commit a crime or when and where crimes will occur. Predictive policing has been embraced as a step towards forward-looking crime prevention, but it has also been criticized for its potential discriminatory effects in both design and application. This multidisciplinary research project asks questions such as: How is CAS designed to work and how does it work as a (cultural) system in practice? Do the design and application of CAS bring risks of discrimination? Does current regulation sufficiently protect people against such risks? What legal and technical interventions are possible to mitigate the risk of discrimination? Using simulations, can we predict what long-term effects of such predictive systems are?
Supervision: Toon van Meijl (CAOS), Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (iHub), Paul Mutsaers (CAOS), Bernard van Gastel (iHub)