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Predictive Forensics: Can we detect a crime before it occurs?

Can we detect a crime before it occurs?

Imagine you could predict that a crime would happen at a certain place and time… 
Now, imagine that you could also predict who the possible suspects were, where they came from, and what their motives were… 
Sounds like science fiction? Well… it may be… but the emphasis is on the “science” rather than the “fiction”, and we even have a name for it: Predictive Forensics.

Predictive Forensics is an analytics discipline that attempts to help identify and prevent crimes before they happen. Thanks to Predictive Forensics, the mode of operation of law enforcement is evolving from reactively indicting criminals to proactively preventing crimes from happening. Predictive Analytics, when used in forensics, allows crime analysts to forecast future crimes by analyzing historical crime data and identifying trends.

Bayesian methods, Metropolis-Hastings algorithms, and other advanced analytical methods can be used to identify criminals’ predilection or predisposition.

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6:00 – 6:30    "Predictive Forensics" - Presenter: Dana Nehoran 
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