Panel 1 | Drug War Dragnet: Surveillance, Criminalization & Freedom from Drug War Targeting



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What is the range of surveillance technologies deployed within civil systems to monitor people who use drugs or people suspected of using and/or selling drugs? What technologies are on the horizon? Are there spaces that are particularly subject to surveillance? In this panel, we discussed technologies such as algorithms and predictive analytics, digital health and criminal legal data sharing, background checks, and drug testing. We explored the incentives driving the proliferation of these technologies, who they impact, and how.

Recorded: April 28, 2022

Moderator:
· Aliza Cohen, Drug Policy Alliance
Presenter:
· Puck Lo, Community Justice Exchange
Panelists:
· J. Khadijah Abdurahman, We Be Imagining
· Kelly Knight, University of California, San Francisco
· Andrea M. López, University of Maryland
· David McElhattan, Purdue University

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