Edited by Susan M. Sterett and Lee D. Walker
Chapter 28: Creating digital legal subjects: the use of online criminal court records for research
In the United States, criminal court records are routinely available for public inspection. The digitization of public records has greatly expanded these access options, making court records easier than ever to access for researchers, corporate interests, and private individuals. This article considers the opportunities and costs ushered in by these technological shifts, paying careful attention to the ethics of digital subjectization for people whose details are contained in digital court records.
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