IN-CJ Webinar – International Standards for Use of AI in Criminal Justice

IN-CJ Webinar – International Standards for Use of AI in Criminal Justice

Explore the Future: International Standards for AI in Criminal Justice

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming countless aspects of our lives, and its integration into criminal justice is both inevitable and fraught with complex implications. As AI technologies advance, their application within criminal justice systems globally offers unprecedented potential to enhance efficiency, fairness, and accuracy—from policing and surveillance to sentencing and rehabilitation. However, this rapid integration also raises substantial ethical, legal, and practical challenges that must be addressed to safeguard civil liberties and ensure justice is administered fairly.

Join us on Tuesday, 4 June 2024, for an insightful international webinar hosted by IN-CJ, focusing on the development of international standards for the use of Artificial Intelligence in criminal justice. This session promises to be a pivotal discussion for professionals in criminal justice, technology, and policymaking. This webinar will address critical aspects such as ethical implications, transformative potential, and the need for robust international guidelines.

Join our Webinar: International Standards for use of AI in Criminal Justice

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2024

Start Time: 16.00 BST 17.00 CET

Duration: 90 minutes

Finish: approximately 17.15 UK time (definitely by 17.30).

Book Tickets:

Chair: Vivian Geiran, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Main Speaker: Pia Puolakka, Senior Expert, Forensic Psychologist, Prison and Probation Service, Finland.

Commenter: Matt Rowland, former Chief of Probation and Pretrial Services at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts Service, where he was responsible for oversight and support for the federal probation system in the US.

Commenter: Steven Van De Steene, Smart Corrections, independent technology expert and advisor on digital strategies for corrections.

This exploration is not just about keeping pace with technological advancements but also about leading a principled approach to justice that aligns with our societal values and legal frameworks. Thus, examining the role of AI in criminal justice is paramount for developing a balanced approach that enhances service delivery while protecting fundamental human rights.

The need to examine AI in the context of criminal justice is critical not only to harness its benefits but also to mitigate risks such as biases in decision-making processes, the potential for misuse, and the erosion of privacy. Establishing robust, informed policies and practices around AI’s use is essential to maintain the integrity of our justice systems and to uphold public trust. Furthermore, as these technologies evolve, continuous learning and adaptation in their application must be promoted among justice professionals, ensuring they are equipped not only with the tools but also with the knowledge to use AI responsibly.

Gain insights from distinguished experts including Pia Puolakka, a Senior Specialist and Forensic Psychologist from Finland, and Matt Rowland, former Chief Admin Officer of the U.S. Courts Service, and Steven Van De Steene, Smart Corrections, independent technology expert and advisor on digital strategies for corrections, among others. We encourage active participation through a live Q&A session. Your questions and comments will drive a round table discussion, making your voice integral to the international dialogue on AI standards.

Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the potential impacts of AI on justice administration, strategies for ethical implementation, and the importance of international cooperation in establishing AI standards. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to a global conversation that will shape the future of AI in criminal justice. Register now to secure your spot and be part of defining best practices in AI utilisation across the globe.

Visit our website to access related materials, including Vivian Geiran’s recent blog post, our recent podcasts on the Digitisation of Rehabilitation in Prisons, and how Digitisation is supporting rehabilitation in Finland’s prisons. Join us as we navigate the complex landscape of AI in criminal justice, striving for a future where technology enhances fairness and efficiency globally.

Rob Watson

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