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Los Angeles Predictive Policing Experiment

When: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Morrill Hall : 1101
Event Type(s): Lecture

Dr. P. Jeffrey Brantingham is Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. Dr. Brantingham directs the UC Mathematical and Simulation Modeling of Crime project (UC MaSC), which is focused on bridging the gap between the mathematical and social sciences in the study of crime. The term predictive policing refers broadly to the use of data analysis to inform the allocation of police resources. Dr. Brantingham defines predictive policing as a formal process that (1) uses data to assign explicit probabilities to future crime events in space and time, (2) presents crime event probabilities in a useable framework to law enforcement decision makers, and (3) leads to resource deployment patterns conditioned on crime probabilities. For predictive policing to be effective it also must hold that (4) the accuracy of predictions be evaluated and (5) law enforcement be willing to act on probabilistic information.


For more information, contact:
Rebecca Linn Johnson
UMD Dept of Criminology & Criminology
+1 301 405 4699

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