Brilliant, isn’t it? Figure out ahead of time who will commit the crimes, and punish them now as a preventative measure!
From Yahoo Finance:
[The] Florida Department of Juvenile Justice will analyze key predictors such as past offense history, home life environment, gang affiliation and peer associations to better understand and predict which youths have a higher likelihood to reoffend.
With that information, the organization can more effectively place specific segments of juveniles into the best programs for rehabilitation.
…Deepak Advani, vice president of predictive analytics at IBM, said, “Predictive analytics gives government organizations worldwide a highly-sophisticated and intelligent source to create safer communities by identifying, predicting, responding to and preventing criminal activities. It gives the criminal justice system the ability to draw upon the wealth of data available to detect patterns, make reliable projections and then take the appropriate action in real time to combat crime and protect citizens.”
Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo responds: “I don’t know about how reliable your system is, IBM, but have you ever heard of the 5th, the 6th, and the 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution? What about article 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?”
My Orwellian nightmares are coming true! Go to IBM subsidiary SPSS to find out where else these enchanting “predictive analytics” are turning up. Hint: everywhere.
Well, time to go live off the grid somewhere and never have contact with democratic capitalism again. Later!