Technology And Its Impact On The Criminal Justice System

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Technology and Communication Paper Antonio Gayler CJA/304 May 29, 2013 Hal Reed Technology and Communication Paper Technology today has something to tell us and it does so in so many different and adverse ways. In todays wired world there have been many changes in the way news and information are delivered and received. The development of technology has had a considerable impact on the criminal justice system and the different types of specialized databases have enhanced the way law enforcement agencies acquire information in their fight to maintain justice. We will talk about a couple different systems used by law enforcement agencies today and their effect on the communication among agencies in their battle against crime. Technology…show more content…
Some of these different aspects of a face are the distance between one’s eyes, width of the nose, depth of the eye sockets, shape of the cheekbones and the length of the jawbone to name a few. These different parts and many more are what facial recognition utilizes to identify someone. Facial Recognition was started back in the 1960’s by Woody Bledsoe, Helen Chan Wolf and Charles Bisson. Their Program required that you find a common point of reference on the face and calculate distances from the eyes, ears, nose and mouth and then compare to a data bank of photographs. It has come a long way since then, it has made great strides. In 2001 the technology of face recognition first captured the attention of the public when it was used at the Super Bowl. They were trying to determine whether or not there were any terrorist or felons there. What they found was 19 people with pending warrants for their arrest were present at the stadium. The Face Recognition Technology Evaluation (FERET) was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Products Agency (DARPA) from 1993 through 1997. FERET encouraged the development of face recognition procedures and technology by evaluating the prototypes of face recognition system. It propelled face recognition from its infancy to a market of commercial products. The FRVT or The Face Recognition Vendor Tests built upon the work of the FERET system. The FRVT had two goals, one to assess the capabilities of commercial availability and to educate the public on how to properly present and evaluate results. The findings of the FRVT, given reasonable controlled indoor lighting, the current state of the art facial recognition is 90% verification at a 1% false accept rate, and non-frontal face recognition can be improved by changing a 2d image into a 3d grid to overcome

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