Analytics everywhere unleashing value of social media data as well as the wide ranging data available in the justice system and held between the various agencies and stakeholders involved.
Article right to focus on the importance of advanced analytics but it is also important to bring analytics to all users across the police and justice spectrum. Police officers need analytics and the increasing adoption of self-service analytics ( with a secure, scalable and multi-tenant BI platform) makes this practical
Advanced analytics is playing an increasing role in the cycle of the law enforcement community’s investigation, prevention of future crime and collation of evidence against criminals. ‘What used to take weeks for highly skilled data scientists to sift through can now be crunched in minutes by non-technical law enforcement using software tools that dramatically simplify the ability to manipulate vast amounts of unstructured data’, according to Inc Magazine. For instance, law enforcement officers in the U.S. are using Tweets and Facebook feeds to predict criminal activity or ‘hotspots’, helping to stop crime before it even occurs.