Weapons that are used in policing will also change in the future. Due to technology, there are advanced forms of nonlethal weapons, which assist police officers to subdue dangerous suspects. Weapons such as tasers can be used in situations were something must be done but deadly force is not necessary. Policing has changed in a major way over recent years when it comes to crime mapping. Over the past twenty years, police experts have come to recognize that some
As technology advances, many new ways of communicating have opened. We live in the communication world of faxes, cellular phones, and internet access. The combining of communication and technology brings integration, immediacy, collaboration, and access. Technology within the criminal justice is nothing but good in fact I cannot find anything bad to say about it, criminals are easier to identify, find, and prosecute more than ever before due to essential forms of technology. The easier it is to identify the criminal the easier it is to get that criminal of the street essentially making the community a safer place to live in.
The application of these technologies has benefited law enforcement officers in both proactive and reactive methods of policing (Grant & Terry, 2012). One of the most inﬂuential changes taking place in policing today is related to information technology. In the past, officers have relied on card file indexes and paper reports. Often there was information missing, as reports were lost or not completed. The advancements in information technology have brought the development of computerized relational databases, computer-aided dispatch (CAD), record management systems (RMS), and mobile computing.
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)
The technological tools that will benefit police in the future consist of things such as the Global Justice XML Data Model and technologically advanced weapons such as the Taser. Indeed, these advancements are mentioned as future tools, yet these things are already in use by many police departments, or are in developmental stages at the current time. Regardless, the continued research and advancement can only stand to improve their benefit to police in the future. The Global Justice XML Data Model allows criminal justice agencies to maintain their information in a standardized language providing for increased opportunities for data sharing in a consistent format with partners across the criminal justice field. While the idea of this system is great, it has encountered some shortcomings in its development.
Rahkon A. Ross Dr. Edwin Otto Strayer University CIS 500 Assignment #1: Predictive Policing Compare and contrast the application of information technology (IT) to optimize police departments’ performance to reduce crime versus random patrols of the streets. Over the last decade, computer and telecommunications technologies have developed at a surprising rate. Increased computing power, advances in data transmission, smart and user-friendly graphic interfaces present law enforcement agencies with unprecedented capacity to collect, store, analyze and share data with stakeholders inside and outside of government. Ultimately, information technology represents a tool to help local law enforcement achieve its broadened and increasingly complex missions. (Reichert, 2001) There are many advantages associated with using information technology in policing.
This means that criminals don’t have to worry about the police being able to defend themselves with guns and so it makes it easier for them to commit crimes. Using armed police was successful in Bristol, because in 2003, police were armed to take the tension of gang related crimes away. Police were then able to go back into the inner – city areas unarmed without have to worry about armed gang related crimes. Point Most countries in Europe and North America have armed police forces, in part to deter criminal acts, but also to protect officers working in an armed or dangerous environment’ . Armed criminals operate in at least some areas of virtually every jurisdiction.
This program studies what criminals do, and how they do it, so they can counter react that and make it impossible for them to do it at a particular time. Now this is not bulletproof because the crimes still happen, but statistics show its decreasing and maybe with the help of this theory. Then the National Crime Victimization Survey, helps too because they are useful tools of information. They take the surveys seriously, and they find that majority of the people who take the survey have not reported the crime or crimes that they have been a victim in. Not only that, but it makes out statistics more accurate than before because now we have the ones that never reported.
Homeland Security is responsible for cyber security, border security, counterterrorism, emergency preparedness and immigration. I believe Homeland Security is very strong in cyber security, emergency preparedness. I believe the border patrol department of Homeland Security is fairly strong and very effective in their role of protecting our waterways and regulating immigration. The fact that there hasn’t been much of a threat of an immigration overflow or terrorism on out waters, I believe not only comes from having personnel in place, not also from the fact that the majority of the personnel are armed. Armed security will more than likely always be a deterrent for terrorism which is a strong reason why I believe our border patrol is a major strength in the Department of Homeland Security.
The transcription of information by law enforcement officers is a new popular trend. This type of transcription helps officers to keep their notes straight and can be referenced fairly easily by the officer when working a case. The future of law enforcement is going to continue to change with the technology. Budgetary and managerial aspects of the law enforcement community and the rest of the criminal justice community will continue to be an issue. This is an issue that will most likely not change in the future of the criminal justice