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NCJ Number: 229737 Find in a Library
Title: Predictive Policing: What Can We Learn from Wal-Mart and Amazon about Fighting Crime in a Recession?
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:76  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:18-20,22,23,24
Author(s): Charlie Beck; Colleen McCue
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the future of policing using the predictive-policing model which improves policing outcomes through information-based tactics, strategy, and policy.
Abstract: New tools now being designed to increase the effective use of police resources have the ability to make every agency more efficient, regardless of the availability of resources. The innovative predictive-policing model moves law enforcement from focusing on what happened to focusing on what will happen and how to effectively deploy resources in front of crime, thereby changing outcomes. With new technology, new business processes, and new algorithms, predictive policing is based on directed, information-based patrol; rapid response, supported by fact-based prepositioning of assets; and proactive, intelligence-based tactics, strategy, and policy. The analytic methods used in the predictive-policing model surface particular times and locations predicted to be associated with an increased likelihood of crime. 16 notes
Main Term(s): Policing innovation
Index Term(s): Crime prediction; Criminality prediction; Future of policing; Police effectiveness; Prediction
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