AuthorGuzman, Samantha Grace
AdvisorBoustead, Anne E.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractPredictive policing techniques have grown rapidly in both sophistication and use over the past decade; yet, there is a large amount of legal and public pushback against the concept. This thesis aims to address privacy, equity and efficacy concerns by examining the accuracy and fairness of existing predictive policing mechanisms. After providing a background on both conventional and predictive policing methods, I then introduce a framework of best practices for predictive policing implementation for policy-makers and police departments to follow. To provide examples of the framework in action, I describe how various departments have implemented predictive policing and discuss the implications of such. Finally, the paper concludes with overall policy recommendations and key takeaways for future use of predictive policing technology.