Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Guardian on Predictive Policing

It's the newspaper that has been the most vocal proponent of Edward Snowden. Now, as part of its Resilient Cities series, The Guardian has started to examine some of the issues associated with the emerging technology of "predicative policing". More below: 

(The Guardian, June 25, 2014)

Comment: In defense of this approach to law enforcement, I believe story quote by UCLA professor P Jeffrey Brantingham is key: 
“Minority Report is about predicting who will commit a crime before they commit it. This is about predicting where and when crime is most likely to occur, not who will commit it.”

Graphic Credit: PredPol

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