Saturday, January 23, 2016

Predictive policing doesn’t have to be like “Minority Report.”

A new federal report evaluates Los Angeles County’s now-defunct delinquency prevention program, which used predictive analysis to help identify the children who were more likely to end up in trouble. The feds see positives with the approach, and say more officials across the country should use data for predictive purposes. It’s controversial to be sure, experts and advocates say, but is it also inevitable?



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