Assessing Surveillance Efficacy and Fostering Visions for Community Safety for Social Justice in Detroit, MI


ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants


Mathematics and Statistics


The Safety Ain’t Surveillance Coalition is a city-wide organization seeking to build non-punitive ways to build safety across our city, without continued reliance on surveillance technologies that strip Detroiters of their privacy while criminalizing Black neighborhoods and people. The research work will involve collaborating with community members to address the current divide between digital justice, racial injustice, and public safety. We are carrying out this work by building critical perspectives that inform the protection of rights to privacy in the nation's largest majority-Black city through collaborative analysis, the development of a layered interactive digital map, and corresponding oral histories of Detroiters addressing digital justice, racial injustice, and public safety.