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News Posted on November 9, 2017

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.