Professor Karim Benyekhlef and Mr. Gabriel Lefebvre sign the article "Predictive Policing in Canada" in the International Review of Criminal Law

On January 9, 2024, the Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal published volume 94, number 2. This issue of RIDP, entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Administration of Criminal Justice" presents the results of collective research undertaken in 2020. Based on a lengthy questionnaire, this research addresses emerging issues concerning the use of artificial intelligence (AI), primarily machine learning, in the context of criminal justice: predictive policing, predictive justice, and AI-based evidence.

Prof. Benyekhlef and Mr. Lefebvre signed the article "Predictive Policing in Canada" published in this magazine. The article explains Canada's report on artificial intelligence and the administration of justice, which is divided into three parts. In this first part, Prof. Benyekhlef and Mr. Lefebvre present the technological innovations powered by algorithms, artificial intelligence and facial recognition that are being used by police forces in Canada. Although the use of these innovations does not appear to be widespread at the moment, police forces are showing a clear interest in making greater use of these predictive technologies in the future. Drawing on their experience with these technologies in the USA, civil groups and legal researchers are expressing significant resistance due to the biases, lack of transparency and aura of scientificity that characterize these tools. Taking note of this resistance, Prof. Benyekhlef and Mr. Lefebvre also present the most recent normative innovations in Canada, as well as the classic principles of law that could frame the use of these technologies.

This content has been updated on 15 January 2024 at 16 h 05 min.