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Machine Learning in a Criminal Justice Setting

Artificial Intelligence is often cited as being key to resolving the issues in digital forensics and digital disclosure. It is increasingly finding its way into the software we use on a daily basis. In this theme, we consider the risks and legal challenges of AI in a criminal justice setting as well as the opportunities it presents.


Colin Robinson

Senior Lecturer


This project will explore applications where artificial intelligence or machine learning are being applied in criminal justice applications and seek to understand the risks and any potential benefits.


This study will use state of the art approaches for the application of AI or ML to criminal justice.


Understanding when artificial intelligence and machine learning can be reliably applied, when such algorithms should not be applied and the legal basis for the resulting evidence will help to avoid unreliable evidence being used in the Criminal Justice System.