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Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor

Author: Virginia Eubanks
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Eubanks investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. She shows how automated systems, rather than humans, control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Eubanks
ISBN: 9781250074317 1250074312 1466885963 9781466885967
OCLC Number: 1013516195
Description: 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: red flags --
From poorhouse to database --
Automating eligibility in the heartland --
High-tech homelessness in the City of Angels --
The Allegheny algorithm --
The digital poorhouse --
Conclusion: dismantling the digital poorhouse.
Other Titles: How high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor
Responsibility: Virginia Eubanks.
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