Life Imitates Art: “minority Report” Software Predicting Crime

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The 2002 action film “Minority Report,” starring Tom Cruise, forwarded the idea of a future in which criminal activity was predicted in advance by computer programs, giving authorities the ability to seemingly prevent criminals’ acts before they were ever carried out. While the film was a success thanks in large part to its captivating visuals
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Burglaries Decreased in 2012 in North Carolina

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While some areas in North Carolina saw a decline in crime rates for 2012, other areas saw an increase of fewer than three percent, fueled by an increase in robberies and aggravated assaults. The Charlotte police department reported that there were 1,798 robberies in 2012 compared to 1,612 in 2011. While this news is sobering,
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Man Defends Himself in North Carolina Murder-for-hire Trial

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By this time, North Carolina readers are probably familiar with the ongoing murder-for-hire trial in Raleigh. The federal case revolves around a man who is being put on trial for allegedly conspiring to have three people who testified against him and his brother in an earlier case murdered. The current case stems back to a
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Repeat Dwi Offender Faces Third Dwi

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In North Carolina when drivers have been convicted with driving under the influence of alcohol, those convictions will stay on their permanent record. This means that if the driver faces additional criminal charges, then prosecutors can base their case upon the driver’s history. In practicality this means that the more DWI convictions one has, the more
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