Law enforcement around the world, including the Netherlands, is currently?experimenting with predictive policing: policing based on crime?predictions. Big Data on past crimes and the help of sophisticated?machine learning enable police to use reliable predictions about when?and where the next offense will take place. If the effectiveness of policing?actions is stored in the system, it can also predict which intervention?is most effective. This is called prescriptive policing. The authors?explain how these methods work, how reliable and effective they are?and which associated risks can be identified. The authors emphasize?that legal, ethical and organizational safeguards are necessary for a?responsible implementation.
Justiti?le verkenningen (Judicial explorations) is published six times a?year by the Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry?of Security and Justice in cooperation with Boom juridisch. Each?issue focuses on a central theme related to judicial policy. The section?Summaries contains abstracts of the internationally most relevant?articles of each issue. The central theme of this issue (no. 3, 2016) is?New technologies in law enforcement and public security.
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