July 26, 2016 Surveillance, U.S.
Joe Cadillic writes:
Nearly 1,500 people were arrested earlier this year, because they were put on a police ‘Strategic Subject List‘ (SSL). The SSL was formerly called the ‘Heat List‘ which started in 2013. (SSL is just another term for Predictive Policing)
According to CBS Chicago police are using an algorithm to predict who’ll commit a crime in the future!
The SSL uses an algorithm to try to predict who is most likely to be involved in a shooting – either as the shooter or victim – by analyzing data such as gang affiliations, criminal records, past shootings, and previous contact with police.
Read more on MassPrivateI.
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