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Predictive Policing – Free Book


This free book is an easy to digest introduction to the world of predictive analytics and Big Data. The book is written from a policing perspective and shows interesting views in how the power of the police force can be increased by focusing on predictive policing.



predictive-policingThe Book on Predictive Policing –Taking a chance for a safer society (free ebook)  is an easy to digest introduction to the world of predictive analytics and Big Data. The book is written from a policing perspective and shows interesting views in how the power of the police force can be increased by focusing on predictive policing. “This is a chance that we, the police, must not miss out on.”

 

It will be a challenge to implement this promising research for the police with the right guarantees. Its introduction demands not only new people and new technologies; there are also ethical and organisational challenges that deserve attention.

Is it at all possible to predict crime?

Can crime be recognised in its early stages?

What role does technology play in all this?

Which police interventions are effective now and in the future?

It is to this type of questions that this book tries to provide initial answers. This book is the first attempt to explain the topic of predictive policing in a Dutch context and to emphasize just how important the developments in this context are for its profession. It shows which advantages are to be gained from predicting criminal behaviour, but also which disadvantages are involved. Is the crystal ball of the police reliable (enough)? Initial exploratory thoughts on an emerging phenomenon.

The book  is freely available online  at tinyurl.com/pgosd2l

Bio: Rutger Rienks @rutgerrienks is head of the Business Intelligence department of the central devision of the Dutch National Police. He graduated as an MSc.in computer science at the University of Twente in Enschede in The Netherlands an holds a PhD. in Human Media Interaction from the same university. For the last eight years he worked for the Dutch National Police on various positions.