Crime Lab "Code Out Violence: A Datathon for Crime Analysts" Empowers Participants to Build Data-driven Tools to Combat Violent Crime
BJANTTAC / February 11, 2020
By University of Chicago Crime Lab Team
For the past ten years, the University of Chicago Crime Lab has worked closely with law enforcement agencies across the country to help integrate data analytics into their decisionmaking processes. Data analytics training for crime analysts has been a growing part of our work at the Crime Lab, and we wanted to expand to help law enforcement civilian analysts. Specifically, we began to consider what an ideal professional development event for analysts would look like. Our answer to that question was an event called “Code out Violence: A Datathon for Crime Analysts,” which was held October 25–27, 2019.