Can math solve crime problems? Can data analysis prevent violence? Come meet a couple of people who think so and are trying to make a difference in Detroit. Elizabeth Charnock is an Honors alumna who is CEO of Chenope, a software company specializing in the analysis of organizational behavior. Her company has partnered with the Detroit Crime Commission, a nonprofit whose mission is to “conduct research, assist in investigations, disseminate information to the public, and help coordinate crime reduction activities between business, the public, government and law enforcement.” Lyle Dungy, a retired police supervisor, is a Director with DCC working with the Chenope data analysis project to understand the social behavior of criminals and would-be criminals. The project uses predictive analysis of social media outlets to follow gang members’ self-promotion in an effort to predict and prevent youth violence.
Come meet these two innovators in using technology and data to understand and prevent crime in Detroit. Chenope also offers internships, so you’ll have a chance to learn about opportunities to get involved with their work.