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The Independent: Is crime prediction software the way forward for modern policing? Or biased against minorities?

November 22, 2016

  • 23 November 2016
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By Justin Jouvenal

Is PredPol the 'holy grail' of crime prevention or are its secret algorithims targeting civil liberties and minority groups?

Sergeant Charles Coleman popped out of his police SUV and scanned a trash-strewn street popular with the city's homeless, responding to a crime that hadn't yet happened. It wasn't a 911 call that brought the Los Angeles Police Department officer to this spot, but a whirring computer crunching years of crime data to arrive at a prediction: a car theft or burglary would probably occur near here on this particular morning.

KERA News: How Doctors Are Using Data To Predict Child Abuse

November 22, 2016

  • 23 November 2016
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Doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth are experimenting with data technology that could help predict neighborhoods where kids are most likely to be abused.

On Think, guest host Lauren Silverman talked about the forecasting software with Dr. Dyann Daley, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Cook Children's and head of the Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment. She was also joined by clinical psychologist David Sanders, who chaired the Presidential Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

FamaGusta Gazette: “Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” project launched in Cyprus

  • 18 November 2016
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The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation (H4C), in collaboration with the science education initiative GalileoMobile, have announced the launch of the “Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” project.

Prevención de Homicidios en América Latina

Por Dr. Ignacio Cano

  • 18 November 2016
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Prevención de Homicidios en América Latina

América Latina y el Caribe es hoy sin duda la región con mayor incidencia de violencia letal en el mundo. Muchos de los países y de las ciudades con mayor tasa de homicidios se localizan en nuestra región. Otro dato aún más alarmante es que, mientras la tendencia global ha sido de reducción de los homicidios en las últimas décadas, América Latina ha seguido el camino inverso. Este escenario es fruto de muchos factores. Uno de ellos es que ni la sociedad ni las políticas públicas le han concedido al tema una importancia a la altura de su gravedad.

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United Nations: Countering Human Trafficking: Achieving Universal Ratification of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons

  • 15 November 2016
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United Nations: Countering Human Trafficking: Achieving Universal Ratification of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons

Event on “Countering Human Trafficking by Achieving Universal Ratification of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children ‘Palermo Protocol’” Co-organized by Permanent Missions of Austria, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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