The Art of Predictive Policing

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Are predictive algorithms really as objective and independent as is often assumed? Lauren Waardenburg, Anastasia Sergeeva, and Marleen Huysman wrote a (Dutch) journal article based on data from the study at the Dutch police. In this article, they describe how the use of predictive policing is not as straightforward as might at first be expected. Instead, using predictions often includes months of work and the collaboration, efforts, and judgments of many different people. Find a preview of the article here and if you want to read the full article, feel free to send Lauren an email!