PRE-CRIME travels to Chicago, London, Paris, Berlin, Munich and other places to show predictive policing techniques in action, to investigate their opportunities and dangers and to meet people who use them and those who have been victims of them. Who is – and who isn’t – protected by the algorithm? The film exposes the creators of this technology, how they work and who really benefits from their invention. We are the first generation to hand over to computers the control over our own freedom. But how much freedom are we prepared to give up for the promise of total security?
Big data technologies are revolutionizing policing and few people are paying attention. In a wide-ranging new book on the subject, law professor Andrew Guthrie Ferguson reveals how new predictive analytics and surveillance technologies are changing who, where, when, and how police target crime.