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Predictive Policing Latoya Mathews CIS500: Info Syst Decision-Making April 21, 2013 Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC. Information Technology Association of America has defined information technology as "the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems. When you compare and contrast the application of information technology (IT) to optimize police departments’ performance to reduce crime versus random patrols of the streets, we must examine the exact information technology available to police presently. Predictive policing is defined by “any policing strategy or tactic that develops and uses information and advanced analysis to inform forward-thinking crime prevention”. (Predictive Policing Symposium, 2010) Predictive policing has led to a drop in burglaries, automobile thefts, and other crimes in some cities. The Future of Prediction in Criminal Justice was defined and introduced by reintroducing the five elements of predictive policing. The five elements of predictive policing focuses on integrated information and operations, seeing the big picture, cutting-edge analysis and technology, linkage to performance and adaptability to changing conditions. Technology is used to implement these five elements by, time and location of future incidence in a crime pattern, identify individuals who are likely to reoffend, city/neighborhood planning, traffic management, crowd control ...along with several additional strategies using information technology. As society evolves at an alarming rate we can assume the crime rate to increase as well. It is assume world where technology is developing and evolving faster than it can be implemented,
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