AFP 2012-07-30 08:02:39 -
TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Rob Lever, USA-informatique-criminalité-police
Colleen McCue, Phd, Sr. Director, Social Science & Quantitative Methods at GeoEye, poses for a photo at her McLean, Virginia, offices in this July 10, 2012 photo. Colleen McCue, a behavioral scientist at GeoEye, a McLean, Virginia firm which works with US Homeland Security and local law enforcement on predictive analytics, said studying criminal behavior is not that different from examining other types of behavior like shopping. "People are creatures of habit," she said. "When you go shopping you go to a place where they have the things you're looking for... the criminal wants to go where he will be successful also." The key to success in predictive policing is getting as much data as possible to determine patterns. This can be especially useful in property crimes like auto theft and burglary, where patterns can be detected. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards
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