Sending the Police Before There’s a Crime

By ERICA GOODE, The New York Times – Published: August 15, 2011 The arrests were routine. Two women were taken into custody after they were discovered peering into cars in a downtown parking garage in Santa Cruz, Calif. One woman was found to have outstanding warrants; the other was carrying illegal drugs. But the presence of the police officers in the garage that Friday afternoon in July was anything but ordinary: They were directed to the parking structure by a computer program that had predicted that car burglaries were especially likely there that day. [Full Story at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/us/16police.html?_r=1&ref=science ]

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Sending the Police Before There’s a Crime

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