Measuring the Entire U.S. Criminal Justice System

Measuring the Entire U.S. Criminal Justice System

“They can’t change what they can’t see.” The United States is comprised of 3,000 individual counties, each with its own criminal justice system. Yet, there are no metrics or data tracking the performance of these systems within any county, leaving everyone — from...
Police Accountability in Five Minutes

Police Accountability in Five Minutes

Police brutality and lack of accountability have become major issues in our country. For years, police officers have essentially been allowed to act however they see fit in any given situation with little to no fear of being called out for inappropriate behavior. Now,...
Ease on Down the Road to Using Open Data

Ease on Down the Road to Using Open Data

When it comes to working with open data, a lot of time is spent simply discovering, cleaning, combining, and formatting data before you can even begin to use it in your project. Enter an open knowledge-focused non-profit aiming to solve this issue with...
Measuring the Impact of Civic Tech

Measuring the Impact of Civic Tech

mySociety is a small but mighty not-for-profit social enterprise that’s been operating in the UK since 2003. Though the team is comprised of only about 25 people, they work in over 40 countries to build online technologies that put the power of change in the hands of...
Data for Good

Data for Good

Data has become one of the most powerful tools in the world today. Never before have we had access to so many data-mining techniques, as well as the ability to understand and use data from such a wide variety of sources. While most data is mined for marketing and...