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Need some help on predictive policing with law enforcement and is it ethical?



Predictive Policing: The National Institute of Justice defines predictive policing as taking data from disparate sources, analyzing them and then using the results to anticipate, prevent and respond more effectively to future crime. Some of these disparate sources include crime maps, traffic camera data, other surveillance footage, and social media network analysis.

Some questions that I have are

At what point does the possibility of a crime require intervention?

Should someone be punished for a crime they are likely to commit, based on these sources?

Are we required to inform potential victims?

How far in advance can we forecast crimes?

For your sources please give me the sources to review.


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