Department of Precrime
The Department of PreCrime , or more often as the PreCrime Division , or known simply as PreCrime , is a government agency under the United States Department of Justice utilizing the Precogs to “visualize” crimes by receiving visions of the future. The PreCrime was first created after the federal government learns about the Precogs and their ability to predict murders days in advance. Various other government agencies like the Defense Intelligence Agency had “other plans” for the Precogs. After the revelations that John Anderton provided and the death of Lamar Burgess, the PreCrime Division fell into chaos.
Minority Report (2002)
A specialized police department called PreCrime apprehends people before they even commit crimes based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics. It is the year 2054 and the film takes place in Washington D. C. For the past several years, murder is all but a thing of the past. Tom Cruise is John Anderton, Washington D.C.’s top-cop in the experimental pre-crime unit that seeks out and eliminates would-be murderers through the use of precognitive beings that are able to sense murders shortly before they happen. The premise sounds wonderful until John discovers he’s about to murder someone he has never met. He decides to get to the mystery’s core by finding out the ‘minority report’ which means the prediction of the female Pre-Cog Agatha that “might” tell a different story and prove Anderton innocent. How can he prevent himself from killing the person he is supposed to murder if he has never seen the person he is supposed to kill or the location the murder is supposed to take place? Is the future preordained or does man create his own destiny? As Anderton uncovers the answers to these questions, viewers will find that this is not the underlying story either.
Dr. Iris Hineman: The Precogs are never wrong. But, occasionally… they do disagree.