Study Questions ‘Predictive Policing’ Test in Chicago

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Since 2013, Chicago has been home to one of the nation's most controversial crime-prevention experiments: the Strategic Subjects List. Spearheaded by the Chicago Police Department in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology, the project uses an algorithm to rank and identify people most likely to be perpetrators or victims of gun violence based on data points like prior narcotics arrests, gang affiliation, and age at the time of last arrest. An experiment in what is known as . . .

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