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Unformatted text preview: analytics system to further attempt to determine the type of person (by demographic) who would in all likelihood commit a crime. Is predicting the type of person who would commit a crime by demographic data (ethnicity, gender, income level, and so on) good or bad? I think it is a good idea for the Richmond police to begin to use demographic data to its predictive analytics system, once it is definitely an important information that can help the police to picture future crimes; for example, by using the data that men are more likely to commit a crime than women, can help the system to predict the gender of the robbers. The only thing that must be highlighted on it is that the police cannot use this data to generate prejudice. Using ethnicity as example, the society must not discriminate certain ethnicity just because they are more likely to commit a crime....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2011 for the course CIS 201 taught by Professor Jeane during the Spring '11 term at Mt. Olive.
- Spring '11