Law and Quantification
Big Data Policing in the Big Apple. By Ferguson A.G.
The article highlights the concept of predictive policing using data collected and technology in order to deploy crime preventive measures rather than reactive measures to given mapped crime hot spots. The coverage by the author of this topic is well balanced since he looks at both extremes; the ideal situation and the shortcomings that maybe experienced with the technology. The discussion questions that arise from this topic are; 1. Are there future possibilities of this kind of technology to be applied to other remote areas away from the city with the same effectiveness and accuracy as it is in the New York City and other cities that it has been applied. 2. In the event that the hackers get access to this kind of database, what are the stop gap measures that have been put in place to ensure the police are not misguided and the errors are picked out in good time?
Predicting Crime, LAPD Style. By Nate Berg
The writer highlights several instances where technology has been used in crime prevention and crime detection. He highlights...
The writer expresses objectivity in the article since he gives the achievements as well as the shortcomings of each of these technologies with costly results like money lost in lawsuits. The article is an indicator of a well researched piece since it gives data on various cities and a wide range of crime prevention measures with authority figures quoted in the report. Two discussion questions that arise here are; 1. Is the cost of the technology behind the predictive policing that is not highly accurate justifiable? 2. Since crime is a very dynamic and versatile human behavior, what become of the technology when crime moves from the range of the detection capability of these systems and mutates into another form over the next one or two decades?
Law and the Crystal Ball: Predicting Behavior with Statistical Inference and Individualized Judgment. By Barbara D. Underwood
The long paper extensively looks at the concept of predicting human behavior using statistics. The statistics are used to predict the behavior of people not based on their past crimes but on…
Dissatisfaction with elementary school teachers and the educational environment usually meant that the same parents remained dissatisfied with the high school teachers and high school environment. The researcher suggests that the research gathered in the current study be used to improve community relations and more importantly, to improve the one-on-one relationships between all public school professionals and all parents. The author also notes that elementary school education provides a
Predictions In the past few weeks of this course, you have worked on a Mini-Project in which you tested a data collection tool. Before you tested your data collection tool, you made some predictions about what themes and patterns you expected to emerge from the data. For this Discussion, you will analyze the accuracy or inaccuracy of your predictions. To prepare for this Discussion: Review the required reading for this week. Review the
data collection includes survey form, structured interviews using closed ended questions, and gathering information regarding a sample size appropriate to analyze and draw conclusion on the basis of the research results. The statistical techniques are used for data analysis to analyze collected data in quantitative research methods. The qualitative data is gathered through case study method and open ended question of an unstructured interview from notable sample. The qualitative
Law Enforcement and Computer-Based Crime Before beginning any discussion regarding the consequences of employee monitoring, it is crucial to first develop a working knowledge of precisely what this blanket term actually entails. Simply put, employee monitoring is deliberate surveillance by an employer which is used to track various behaviors, such as a worker's visitation rate to certain websites, as well as to transcribe and archive written correspondence in the form of
Law Enforcement Benefits of GIS Applications for Law Enforcement Resources Police methods have changed dramatically around the world in recent years due to the advent of geo-positioning and improved computer-aided mapping techniques. As has happened throughout the history of policing, law enforcement officials have always tried to use new scientific research to their benefit. Since the object is the safety and comfort of local citizens, a major aspect of the mission for police
Rule of Law Legitimate? What exactly is Law but a well-known and legitimate Profession? According to Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. In an address made to the students of the Boston Law School in the year 1897, a law student must remember certain important points when embarking on a study of law, and he stated that the student must be both pragmatic and also specific. He also said that there are