Social Media and the Law Challenge

NeoCodex is building a database of law and legal documents that will be free and open to contributions and usage by practitioners and laymen alike. We need your help in getting the data onto the web, refining it, and visualizing it in ways that are meaningful to users.

The Challenge

Help us come up with ideas for visualizing the impact of the law via social media and geo-hacking. The geographical and social impact of legal policies and decisions are often hard to visualize if the only source of information is the legal corpus itself. There is much scope for research in social networks and justice, in trying to find out correlations between the networks someone is a member of and the likelihood of, say, being convicted, etc; big data generated by social media activity could also be used as a predictor for criminality and/or reoffend.

Create new methods for visualizing this impact via social graphs and geolocation, so that visitors to the database can easily find the law that is relevant to them.