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Geolitica: a new name, a new focus

(Source: Geolitica blog) March 4, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA We’re pleased to announce that as of today we are changing our name from PredPol to Geolitica...

March 4, 2021

In a U.S. first, Santa Cruz set to ban predictive policing technology

by Avi Asher-SchapiroThomson Reuters Foundation June 18, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Mayor Cummings says locally-based PredPol’s predictive..

June 18, 2020

Five Common Myths About PredPol

(Source: PredPol blog) March 6, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Myth #1 – PredPol is Profiling PredPol only collects the following data from an..

March 6, 2019

PredPol celebrates seventh anniversary

(Source: PredPol blog) January 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA PredPol is celebrating its seventh year as a company today, January 4th. However, its origins..

January 15, 2019

What PredPol is and What PredPol is NOT

(Source: PredPol Blog) December 1, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA What is PredPol? The National Institute for Justice explains that “predictive policing tries..

December 1, 2015

Innovative Program Aims to Diversify the Tech Industry

By Gail McNulty Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat (Photo above: Karen Tafolla and other teaching assistants guide small groups through practice problems in..

June 19, 2015

Watch: The Science Behind Predicting Crime

(PredPol videos) April 18, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA [Updated April 27, 2015] Dr. Jeffrey Brantingham, Professor of Anthropology, UCLA, and co-founder of..

April 18, 2015

Bloomberg: The Rise of “Predictive Policing” Tech

(from Bloomberg Video) March 13, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA Watch as Predpol CEO, Larry Samuels, discusses how using big data can help predict future crimes...

March 13, 2015

PredPol featured in Forbes: Server And Protect

By Ellen Huet Forbes Saff (Photo above: PredPol turned an earthquake prediction model and years of policing data into a map of crime that’s about to take..

February 12, 2015

The Myth of Crime Displacement

By Dr. Jeff Brantingham PredPol This post addresses the myth of crime displacement, which simply describes the expectation that crime moves from one area to..

December 11, 2014

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