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Crime and justice hack events

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Last week I had a chat with Simon Whitehouse, who’s currently working for the Open Data Institute, leading their Crime and Justice Immersion programme. The blurb for these programmes is ‘working with developers, data owners within and outside government and other interested parties to help establish some substantial and sustainable open data projects.’

They have already had their first session where the three crime and justice challenges for the upcoming months were agreed. The challenges ask how we can use open data to:

  • increase community involvement with the criminal justice system?
  • create further evidence for what are effective interventions for rehabilitation?
  • address the rise in personal crime?

I’m really excited to see what comes out of this work, and I’d encourage any interested developers, designers etc to take a look.

On a similar note, I’m looking forward to attending Hack the Police, at the end of April, which is being run by a group of front-line officers from the Metropolitan Police.

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  1. Comment by Simon Whitehouse posted on

    Hi Alice

    Thanks for writing us up on the DSD blog. As well as the post you've linked to on here I've also written a post that talks a little bit about how people can get involved in the programme.

    I hope you enjoy the Hack The Police event. I'll be at the BlueLightCamp Hackathon on the same day. Two different events, sharing the same hashtag and hopefully benefiting from each other's ideas.

    I'll try and keep you up to speed with what we are doing over the coming months.


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