Das Polizieren der Zukunft

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Predictive policing, as an emergence of big data, seems to be the future of policing. Taken at face value, it reports an amazing drop of predicted crimes. However, the social costs - enforced securitization of space, stereotyping of 'usual suspects' and the dissolving presumption of innocence in a legal sense - are usually ignored. Instead, a narrative very similar to that of big data is unfolded: a narrative of unlimited planning and controlling the future. The narrative suggests solutions based solely on computing power and the right algorithms thus developing tales of reassurance for a deeply unsettled public.

Translated title of the contributionThe future of policing - Policing the future
Original languageGerman
JournalKriminologisches Journal
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)94-111
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2015
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Sociology - Big data, Dissolving presumption of innocence, Predictive policing, Securitization of space