Podcast: Against Prediction
Bernard Harcourt, author of the recent Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age, gave a talk last month for the Chicago’s Best Ideas series at the University of Chicago Law School exploring and expanding on the topics he discusses in his new book. According to the Law School’s Faculty Blog, “the talk was a very interesting look at law enforcement profiling and whether it works. Professor Harcourt approached this empirically, discussing whether it works on a practical level, injecting a new element in a debate that is traditionally about morals and ethics.”
You can listen to the podcast of Harcourt’s talk and follow along with the slides from his PowerPoint presentation. You can find his book on our website. Either way it would be ill advised to overlook his timely and revealing critique of the methods underlying our modern law enforcement policy.
Update: Chicago Public Radio’s 848 also recently interviewed Harcourt about his new book. The audio can be found on the 848 website. Enjoy!