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Algorithm as colleague? Effectiveness and legitimacy of predictive policing

Predictive policing faces a lot of scepticism and criticism. Is this type of policing actually increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the police?  The scarcity of empirical evidence making it difficult to determine the effectiveness of predictive policing. There are also voices of concern which argue that these systems are lacking transparency and might lead to profiling and stigmatisation of …

Security Through Social Media: The Potential for Innovation

Social media as a communication, monitoring and intelligence gathering tool, has become mainstream in the hands of society. Usage of social media has disrupted social norms and has revolutionised the market evolving around it. In the process of adaptation to current trends, public authorities’ actions have been measured and scattered. For this reason, they are faced with constant developments related …