Laws Enforcement Technologies
In this week’s assignment, you will examine the different types of law enforcement technologies, particularly predictive software, and how they present officials with unique combinations of benefits and potential problems. Complete both parts of this assignment.
- Write a brief 2-3 paragraph report in response to the data you developed in your chart.
For Example: Technology:
The use and advancement of technology continue to increase on a daily basis in our society; therefore, the criminal justice system must be constantly aware of this for the purpose of utilizing various types of technology to fight crime. Most people experience and benefit from many technological innovations in their personal lives, from using GPS while driving their cars to using tablets and smartphones instead of computers and landlines. Law enforcement officers benefit from the same technological advances, as you will read this week. Officers rely on the same devices you use, but while you use them for pleasure or convenience, officers take advantage of these technologies to help solve crimes.
There are hundreds of various technologies utilized by law enforcement, but here are some common law enforcement technologies to keep in mind:
Mobile Data or Digital Terminals (MDTs)
Mobile Data Computers (MDCs)
Mobile Radio Units
Night Vision Devices
Automatic Vehicle Locators (AVLs)
Automatic Vehicle Tag Readers
Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and the handheld version
Integrated Automated Fingerprint System (IAFIS)
Biometrics (facial recognition technology)
Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD)
Cell Phones, tablets (IPad, etc…)
Video Camera – inside patrol vehicles as well as body cameras
CODIS – Combined DNA Information System
Computer Statistics (CompStat, Geographical Information Systems–GIS, Crime Mapping, Global Positioning Satellites–GPS, ect…)
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedln, etc…)