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Minority Report has arrived: Maryland and Pennsylvania using computers to predict future crimes

{My response at the website: "Does anyone really believe this will end with "ex-inmates"? Doesn't Maryland and Pennsylvania (or Great Britain, for that matter) have better things to do with tax money than oppress the citizens that pay it? They will, in Maryland and Pennsylvania at least, when armed taxpayers get wind of this and surround the capitol and all the law enforcement facilities with loaded weapons."

Parole officers use software to decide level of supervision for ex-inmates
Uses algorithm devised by American criminology professor Richard Berk

By Harriet Arkell

PUBLISHED: 04:35 EST, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:11 EST, 11 January 2013

When police in Minority Report predicted who would commit crimes and stopped them before they did it, it was considered so futuristic, the film was set in 2054.

Now, however, law enforcers in two American states are using crime-prediction software to predict which freed prisoners are most likely to commit murder, and supervising them accordingly.

Instead of relying on parole officers to decide how much supervision inmates will need on the outside by looking at their records, the new system uses a computer algorithm to decide for them.

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