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Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:39
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In 1829, an Italian geographer and French statistician designed the first maps that visualized crime data. The maps included three years of property crime data as well as education information obtained from France’s census. The maps revealed a positive correlation between these two layers of information; areas with higher levels of education experienced a higher incidence of property crimes.

Conversations with Authors Series with Jen Bachner

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 - 15:23
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Description: What is predictive policing? How does predictive policing complement traditional policing methods? What are the operational challenges of predictive policing? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with the Jen Bachner, author of Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.
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Mon, 12/16/2013
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Description: What is predictive policing? How does predictive policing complement traditional policing methods? What are the operational challenges of predictive policing? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with the Jen Bachner, author of Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.

Predictive Analytics: How to Prevent Crime from Happening

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - 10:05
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:02
City police departments across the country are turning traditional police officers into “data detectives.”  Police departments across the country have adapted business techniques --  initially developed by retailers, such as Netflix and WalMart, to predict consumer behavior -- to predict criminal behavior.  A new IBM Center report, by Dr.

Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - 14:52
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In this report, Dr. Bachner tells compelling stories of how new policing approaches in communities are turning traditional police officers into “data detectives.”  Police departments across the country have adapted business techniques --  initially developed by retailers, such as Netflix and WalMart, to predict consumer behavior -- to predict criminal behavior.  The report presents case studies of the experiences of Santa Cruz, CA; Baltimore County, MD; and Richmond, VA, in using predictive policing as a new and effective tool to combat crime.

The Use of Data Visualization in Government

Monday, June 10th, 2013 - 10:26
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The concept of visualization recalls a pivotal scene in the movie A Beautiful Mind which showed the protagonist, mathematician John Nash, looking at an expansive table of numbers. Slowly, certain numbers seemed to glow, suggesting that Nash was perceiving a pattern among them, though no other researcher had been able to draw any meaning from the table.

Engaging Citizens in the Job of Performance Reporting

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - 16:26
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By making data more widely available—even if only within the federal government—it will empower a wide range of users to more routinely make fact-based decisions. This has the effect of pushing analysis and decision making down to the front line instead of to staff offices. This could be the beginning of a new performance agenda, which author W. David Stephenson calls “democratizing data.” Support for making such data available more broadly to the public is being pushed by advocacy groups such as the Sunlight Foundation.
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