Can we predict who will turn to crime? ‘Minority Report’ computers may soon mark out children as ‘likely criminals’

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
By Paul Martin

Data analysis could help point out criminals at a young age
This could lead to pre-classifying some children as ‘likely criminals’
So far, algorithms are able to accurately who may be a low-risk individual
But they are still not as accurate in predicting who might commit a crime

9 August 2016

Is it possible to predict whether someone will commit a crime some time in the future?

It sounds like an idea from the 2002 science-fiction movie Minority Report.

But that’s what statistical researcher Richard Berk, from the University of Pennsylvania, hopes to find out from work he’s carried out this year in Norway.

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