Policing With Algorithms

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In the 2002 tech-noir film “The Minority Report,” Tom Cruise fights to prove his innocence in a dystopian future where crimes are prevented and punished, based on the predictions of three psychic humans called “precogs.”

However, the Hollywood fantasy of stopping crimes before they are committed is no longer just science fiction.

Today it is known as predictive policing.

Instead of psychics, some law enforcement agencies are using mathematical algorithms to predict crime.  In 2013, the Chicago Police Department . . .

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