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Fighting Crime With Technology

The Big Idea for Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Remember when the NYPD could stop and search anyone? "Stop and Frisk" is the past as such encounters are on a steep decline in New York City. Using data and social media to pinpoint criminal activity with precision is the future of fighting crime in New York, according to Deputy Commissioner Zachary Tumin. 

Tumin explained to Big Think how the NYPD is working hard to regain support of citizens after its controversial "Stop and Frisk" program was found to be unconstitutional. Smarter use of data means keeping citizens safe while also regaining their trust.

Today's big idea looks at how technology is being used to fight crime.


  1. 1 The NYPD's Data Crunch
    Big Think Editors Think Tank
  2. 2 A Vision of Crimes in the Future
    Brian Hoffstein Future Crimes
  3. 3 Automated Crime
    Marc Goodman Future Crimes
  4. 4 Attacking the Human Genome
    Marc Goodman Future Crimes

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