Correction: No Advisory Group Named Yet On “Predictive Policing”


Based on an erroneous Internet post by the U.S. Department of Justice, Crime & Justice News reported yesterday that the Justice Department had formed a national advisory group on “predictive policing,” which the department says “integrates approaches such as cutting-edge crime analysis, crime fighting technology, intelligence-lead policing and more to inform forward thinking crime prevention strategies and tactics.”

The department had discussed creating such a group, but nothing has been formalized, says Sarah Matz, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a Justice Department unit that co-sponsored a symposium last week on the subject in Los Angeles. About 160 police officials, researchers, and other experts attended the session, which was closed to the news media.

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