Predictive Policing and Potential Constitutional Concerns

Some police departments are implementing a crime mapping program that uses criminal data to predict future areas of specific crimes.  A report generated by this software coupled with an officer’s observations may be sufficient to stop and search a suspected criminal.  With the advent of real time advertising and now predictive policing, the movie the Minority Report no longer seems to be science fiction.  The privacy and civil liberty concerns raised by this technology will more than certainly result in constitutional challenges. 

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