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Data-Drive Crime Prediction Fails to Erase Human Bias

BIG DATA DOESN’T PAY Software programs that use police records to predict crime hot spots may result in police unfairly targeting low-income and minority communities, a new study shows.

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By Rachel Ehrenberg

Community activists, civil rights groups and even some skeptical police chiefs have raised concerns that predictive data approaches may unfairly target some groups of people more than others.