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Inefficiently Automated Law Enforcement

  title={Inefficiently Automated Law Enforcement},
  author={Woodrow Hartzog and Gregory J. Conti and John Nelson and Lisa A. Shay},
  journal={Michigan state law review},
For some crimes the entire law enforcement process can now be automated. No humans are needed to detect the crime, identify the perpetrator, or impose punishment. While automated systems are cheap and efficient, governments and citizens must look beyond these obvious savings as manual labor is replaced by robots and computers. Inefficiency and indeterminacy have significant value in automated law enforcement systems and should be preserved. Humans are inefficient, yet more capable of ethical… Expand
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