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Baradaran Cited in New ABA Journal Article on Predictive Policing

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An article in the forthcoming issue of the ABA Journal cites scholarship by Shima Baradaran, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.  

The article, “Predictive policing may help bag burglars -- but it may also be a constitutional problem,” notes that Baradaran co-wrote a 2012 article addressing how predictive analysis can be applied to pretrial detention considerations.

In the ABA Journal article, Baradaran elaborates, “Police can be used more efficiently if crime rates and recidivism are tracked. For instance, if particular parts of a certain city are more burdened with crime during certain times of the day or week or year, police can plan and try to avoid this.”

Click here to read the ABA Journal article.