precrime

[pree-krahym]
adjective
  1. of or relating to law-enforcement efforts and strategies to deter crime by predicting when and where criminal activity will occur.

Origin of precrime

coined in 1956 by Philip K. Dick in his science-fiction short story “The Minority Report”; pre- + crime
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