Zachary Tumin: Smart Power Policing
NYU Urban Seminar
40 Washington Square South
Thank you Zachary Tumin for leading this NYU Urban Seminar, titled “Smart Power Policing: Police-Citizen Engagement in the Social Age”.
Ours has been called the “age of context” – technology and platforms now making possible seeing, hearing, sensing people, places, and things as never before, and seeing their relationships. As always, success in the marketplace, the battlespace, or the political race depends on conversion – turning context to awareness, insight, and action. Today, policing is recalibrating from an era dominated by “hard power” where stop and frisk ran amok to an era of “smart power” where greater insight to context, given by applications from social media to Shotspotter, permit precision solutions as never before. This talk explored the principle opportunities of context today for police and policing, and the particular challenges of conversion to outcomes of value for citizens and cops alike.
For the Furman Center's summary of the event, click here.
The NYU Urban Seminar is co-hosted by the Marron Institute and the Furman Center.