ABSTRACT

Predictive Policing: The Future of Law Enforcement?   [open pdf - 869KB]

"For years, businesses have used data analysis to anticipate market conditions or industry trends and drive sales strategies. [...] Police can use a similar data analysis to help make their work more efficient. The idea is being called 'predictive policing,' and some in the field believe it has the potential to transform law enforcement by enabling police to anticipate and prevent crime instead of simply responding to it. In November 2009, the National Institute of Justice, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Los Angeles Police Department, held a Predictive Policing Symposium to discuss this emerging idea and its impact on the future of policing. Researchers, law enforcement officers, crime analysts and scientists gathered in Los Angeles for three days to explore the policy implications, privacy issues and technology of predictive policing. [...] Predictive policing, in essence, is taking data from disparate sources, analyzing them and then using results to anticipate, prevent and respond more effectively to future crime."

Report Number:
NCJ 230414
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Date:
2010-06
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Public Domain
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National Institute of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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NIJ Journal (June 2010): no.266, p.16-19
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