Criminal Justice And Technology Essay

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Today’s technology and communication has progressed far past the discovery of Benjamin Franklin or the use of Morse Code. Technology and been suited to fit our worlds in a personal and business way, it has provided less hassle and work but given us more ways of communication. When it comes to the technological advances in criminal justice it has truly become an art with the help of polygraph tests, DNA tests, as well as the communication devices it is easy to find out all the details of a crime and solve it. Mobile data terminals and AFIS (automated fingerprint identification system) are just a few means of technology that assists our law enforcement in keeping our communities safe and free of criminal activity. Mobile data terminals (MDT)…show more content…
The advancements such as DNA testing and fingerprinting has helped solve many cases as well as keep the law enforcement agencies and officers aware of what is going on with a person and who they may be dealing with. It is truly amazing how far we have advanced from the beginning of technology. The FBI is currently working on a new form of AFIS called the NGI (next generation identification) not only will it be able to bring back the same information that was already provided by the AFIS but it will also have advanced look up capabilities, incorporating palm prints, as well as facial and iris identification scans. According to the FBI the mission and goals of the NGI is “to reduce terrorist and criminal activities by improving and expanding biometric identification and criminal history information services through research, evaluation and implementation of advanced technology within the AFIS environment.” ( The FBI’s main goal in developing this new technology is public safety and national

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