Professor Joh Comments for New York Times Magazine on Automation and Policing
Professor Elizabeth Joh commented for New York Times Magazine on policing issues raised by the prospect of self-driving cars. Because such vehicles likely would be programmed to avoid committing infractions, they would remove the pretext used by police for most traffic stops, and as a consequence, could minimize practices such as racial profiling, the article suggests.
“The self-driving car,” said Joh, “will come to be seen as a civil rights issue.”
Professor Joh's scholarship focuses on criminal procedure and policing, with a special emphasis on DNA evidence, undercover policing, and new surveillance technologies. She is the recipient of King Hall’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award.