I recently saw this paper “Automated Inference on Criminality using Face Images”, which tries to predict whether a person is a criminal or not, just from their mugshots.
This may be a useful innovation, but my personal opinion is that there are serious ethical issues. It attracts and mortifies me at that same time, with the nagging matter that there should be a “leash” on what kind of research entails “ethical” research.
I’m sharing it because I truly think it is an interesting read. If you went through it, do share your thoughts; as discussions on this kind if topics is a must!