What if We Could Predict Future Crimes? Bad, Bad Idea

predicting future crimes is a really bad idea

Wouldn’t it be great if we could accurately predict which kids will grow up to be criminals? Maybe, maybe not. If you saw the Tom Cruise movie “Minority Report,” you know the potential pitfalls (more on that in a sec). But two different groups of researchers released studies this week that purport to be able to ferret out those bad seeds before they turn aggressive, violent, or commit crimes. Personally, I’m scared. And you should be too.
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