week back to crime, catching criminals and how Big Data
changes the way that police departments deploy their resources.
analysis of the current state of data collection and use
technology by law enforcement officials takes us deep
in the territory of Philip K. Dick and The Minority
far down that road have we come?
are some way from using Big Data to predict criminal behavior
before it occurs. But all the indications indicate that
is indeed the road we are heading down.
‘intentions’ will be deciphered using better and better
algorithms that will analyze every email, Internet search,
SMS, Twitter and Facebook activity. Every time you log
on, you are revealing your ‘intentions’, ‘likes’, ‘dislikes’
and network of associations. One day in the near future
that data may be sufficient to trigger a preventive detention
order. Those on the run from preventive detention will
be said to be criminals by virtue of a ‘Dick Order’.
essay this week is entitled Predicting
Future Crime With Big Data.
hope that you will enjoy the essay.