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Predictive Policing Symposium, November 18-20, 2009

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November 2009
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This is a summary report on the proceedings of two symposiums on predictive policing convened by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), one held in Los Angeles on November 18, 2009, and one held in Bristol, Rhode Island on June 2-3, 2010.
The first symposium examined the policy implications, privacy issues, and technical elements of predictive policing. Agencies which had received competitively awarded grants for implementing and evaluating predictive policing programs reported on their plans for the next 12 months. Summaries are presented for the following symposium sessions: the Los Angeles Police Department's experiment, what police chiefs expect from predictive policing, demonstration projects and evaluation, policy and practice, privacy and legal issues, and technical issues. In the second symposium, researchers and practitioners examined how predictive policing can be implemented by smaller departments that are struggling with limited budgets and personnel. Summaries are provided for the following symposium sessions: what police chiefs expect from predictive policing, policy and practice, and technical issues.