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Maverick* Research: The U.S. Digital Justice System: No Judge, No Jury, No Problem

Published: 25 September 2015

ID: G00273689

Analyst(s): Robert Hetu , Douglas Laney


A digital approach to justice could restore the faith and trust of the American public, or it could become tyrannical, removing the promise of equal justice woven into the U.S. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Introduction
  • Justice in America
  • A Presumption of Innocence or of Guilt
  • Perception Is Reality
  • Technology to the Rescue
  • The Digital Justice System
  • A Blended Human and Machine Ecosystem
  • Educating the Machines
  • Are There Differences When Digital Justice Is Applied to Common Versus Civil Systems?
  • Past Technology Advances in Justice Systems Happened Slowly — With Mixed Results
  • Advanced Technologies Are Making Decisions
  • How Will Game Play Influence the Future?
  • What Choices Will the Accused Have?
  • How Likely Is It That a Digital Justice System Will Happen?
  • Other Use Cases Will Evolve; Some Will Struggle in the Public Domain, While Thriving in Private Concerns
  • Could Tyranny Be the Result of Digital Justice?
  • Digital Justice — When a Smart Machine Commits a Crime
  • Recommendations

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