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Research Project

Crimes of Prediction

2017 – 2019

Project Summary

Using a database of spatio-temporal logs of criminal activity from the City of Chicago Data Portal, this group studied the efficacy of predictive models of human behavior and investigated the ethics of crime prediction.

Research Team

Kathleen Cagney

Kathleen Cagney

Professor of Sociology, Director of the U-M Institute for Social Research

University of Michigan

Kathleen Cagney was named the Director of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research in 2021. Professor Cagney's work examines social inequality and its relationship to health with a focus on neighborhood, race, aging, and the life course. She has developed a series of papers on...

Ishanu Chattopadhyay

Ishanu Chattopadhyay

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

University of Chicago

Ishanu Chattopadhyay’s research focuses on the theory of unsupervised machine learning and the interplay of stochastic processes and formal language theory in exploring the mathematical underpinnings of the question of inferring causality from data. His most visible contributions include the...

Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein

Senior Fellow in Urban Science, Harris School of Public Policy; Senior Advisor, The Pearson Institute

University of Chicago

Brett Goldstein was the inaugural recipient of the Fellowship in Urban Science at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Previously, he was the Commissioner and Chief Information Officer of the Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), appointed by Mayor Rahm...

Jens Ludwig

Jens Ludwig

Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s working group on the economics of crime

University of Chicago

Jens Ludwig is the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and co-director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab. He also serves as non-resident senior fellow in...

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