One police department’s new approach to crime prevention is drawing some comparisons to racial profiling. Specifically, the police are utilizing a software program to analyze past crime data and predict neighborhoods most at risk of future criminal activity. However, this begs the question of whether the past data reflects proper or improper arrests and police activity.
Imagine that you have been accused of a serious crime and are now sitting in a police interrogation room. Despite asserting your innocence, police continue to berate you with questions. Exhaustion starts to set in and all you want to do is go home. The question then arises: should you confess to the crime and simply prove your innocence later or do you continue with the interrogation?