Police in several major urban areas — most notably the Los Angeles Police Department — are turning to crime prediction software to aid in targeting rising crime rates. Based on algorithms used to predict earthquake aftershocks, these “predictive policing” programs forecast the highest risk times and places for crimes to occur.

In this week’s legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we hear how this technology works and discuss the implications for civil liberties and criminal profiling. Helping us do that are two guests:

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