Data Set California Police

Published on September 3rd, 2015 | by Joshua New

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Publishing Data to Build Trust in Police

California’s Department of Justice has launched OpenJustice, an initiative to use open data to strengthen public trust in police and improve police accountability. With its launch, OpenJustice has published three data sets of statewide information on officers killed and assaulted in the line of duty, deaths in police custody, and arrest rates. OpenJustice will eventually expand to publish more criminal justice datasets and will develop a dashboard of metrics to help users analyze this data.

Take a look.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.



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