‘Predictive policing’ could amplify today’s law enforcement issues

Angelena Iglesia

Predictive policing in and of itself is nothing new. It’s the straightforward evolution of intelligence-driven techniques, based on long established criminology principles that have been used by law enforcement for decades. The idea of forecasting crimes started back in 1931 when University of Chicago sociologist Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay, a criminologist at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Research, published a book examining why juvenile crime persisted in specific neighborhoods. 

By the 1990s, organizations like the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) began leveraging geographic information system tools to map crime data and advanced mathematical models to guess where crime was most likely to occur. Today, law enforcement agencies and the private companies who develop predictive algorithms utilize cutting edge, computer driven models that can tap into massive stores of data and information. This is the era of big data policing.

There are three primary types of predictive policing, Professor

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Health care technology and the pandemic (updated)

Angelena Iglesia

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Arnold Pallay of Consensus Health received call after call from patients around the country who had seen him before, seeking guidance from a doctor they trusted. On those same days, he would handle dozens of COVID-positive individuals.

Without the mass utilization of telemedicine that happened so quickly over the course of the pandemic, that wouldn’t have been possible, he said.

Pallay spoke alongside three other panelists at NJBIZ’s virtual Health Care Technology panel discussion Monday afternoon.

The panel, moderated by Health Care Institute of New Jersey Chief Executive Officer Dean Paranicas, also included Grassi Healthcare Advisors Partner Joseph Tomaino, New Jersey Innovation Institute Senior Vice President and General Manager Jennifer D’Angelo, and RWJBarnabas Health Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President Jordan Ruch addressing the advancement in health care technology that was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jennifer D’Angelo; vice president and general manager, Health Care Division; NJII.

D’Angelo

According to D’Angelo, telemedicine, mobile

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High-Tech Cocktails at Home: A Guide to Smart Drink Makers

Angelena Iglesia

If social distancing has you missing your favorite watering hole, never fear-technology is here to help.

While smart devices haven’t (yet) figured out how to replicate your pub’s camaraderie, they’re getting pretty good at replicating its cocktails. Below, a few intelligent instruments for making adult beverages at home.

Bartesian

This countertop cocktail maker provides users with more than 25 (and growing) professionally tasting drinks at the tap of a button. Looking a little like laboratory equipment, the Bartesian consists of four canisters, flanking a central dispenser. Users fill their canisters with their base liquors of choice (gin, rum, tequila, vodka, whiskey), insert one of Bartesian’s proprietary cocktail mixture capsules in the top of the dispenser, select their preferred drink strength and Bartesian takes care of the rest, instantly pouring the requested libation.

Bartesian automatically reads the inserted capsule to identify which spirit is required and will even suggest the ideal

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