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News Posted on May 8, 2014

Professor Joh Comments for Media on Facebook-funded Police Substation

Professor Elizabeth Joh commented for Ars Technica on a Facebook-funded police substation that recently opened in the neighborhood of Belle Haven, a low-income area in the wealthy city of Menlo Park, near Facebook's corporate headquarters. Professor Joh said that while she was unaware of any other company funding a police department or substation, she was not surprised, given the "many instances of lines being blurred between private and public when it comes to police." 

"The concern in any of these arrangements is that there would be some special consideration for the sponsor's interest," Joh noted.

Professor Joh's scholarship focuses on criminal procedure and policing, with a special emphasis on DNA evidence, undercover policing, and new surveillance technologies.

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