Ted Talks: Why Smart Statistics are the Key to Fighting Crime – Anne Milgram

Each Friday Data Science Ireland looks back on some great TED talks and this week Anne Milgrim speaks about “Why smart statistics are key to fighting crime.”

When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer.

This resulted in her beginning on an ongoing, inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system.

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