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ALGOPOL: Research into Value-Sensitive and Transparent Algoritmization in the Police

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Welcome to the website of the NWO-Funded ALGOPOL project of Utrecht University. In this project we investigate the organization of the use of algorithms at the Dutch National Police.

Public organizations increasingly use algorithms for its daily work processes. However, this usage has resulted in several concerns about undesirable outcomes, such as discrimination or unfair treatment of citizens. This project investigates in which ways (1) value-sensitivity and (2) transparency may strengthen citizens’ trust in the use of these algorithms.

This independent academic research of ALGOPOL takes place in collaboration with the Dutch National Police and will result in outcomes that contribute to strengthening legitimacy.