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Is Predictive Policing the Law-Enforcement Tactic of the Future?

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Predictive policing

Predictive policings supporters say it will make police departments more effective and improve community relations. Critics say it will result in more bias.

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As big data transforms industries ranging from retailing to health care, it’s also becoming a more important tool for police departments, which are turning to data and analysis in an effort to boost their effectiveness.

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