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Could Predictive Policing Lead to a Real-Life Minority Report?

Everyone knows prevention is better than a cure, and that’s as true for law enforcement as it is for medicine. But there’s little evidence that a growing trend towards “predictive policing” is the answer, and it could even bake in racial bias. Police departments faced with tight budgets are increasingly turning to machine learning-enabled software […]

Developing Fingerprints with Super Glue

Fingerprinting is an important element of crime scene investigation. You may have heard that Superglue (cyanoacrylate) can be used to develop finger prints. But you might not be aware that this technique can easily be performed at home with everyday ma…