Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:11
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. Jennifer Bachner at Johns Hopkins University, tells compelling stories of the experiences three cities -- Santa Cruz, CA; Baltimore County, MD; and Richmond, VA – are having in using predictive policing as a new and effective tool to combat crime.
Submitted by sfreidus on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:14
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:39
Cracking the challenge of measuring unobserved behaviors – drug smuggling, tax fraud, counterfeiting, and illegal immigration – is key to developing better strategies and targeting resources in the right places to catch and deter illegal actions.
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:50
Professors Jane Fedorowicz and Steve Sawyer have authored a new report, “Designing Collaborative Networks: Lessons Learned from Public Safety,” for the IBM Center. Their report sums up a multi-year, multi-university research effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation and others. The broader research effort examines the evolution of public safety networks in communities across the country. These ground-level networks link police, emergency