Technology in Law Enforcement
Chapter Fourteen of Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices examines the exciting high-technology developments in policing (and some with applications in corrections as well), including those in the areas of less-lethal weapons, wireless technology, electronics, imaging systems, firearms, and communications.
This is an exciting time for the police; more new technologies than ever are being made available to aid them in their efforts to analyze and address crimes. Chapter Fourteen has shown the breadth of research and development that is underway.
Visit http://www.policemag.com/Channel/Technology.aspx and look for new technology that is being used by law enforcement around the United States. Locate an article concerning technology and address the following:
Explain what the new technology is and how it is helping law enforcement agencies.
Choose two new technologies (different from the new technology explained previously), either from http://www.policemag.com/Channel/Technology.aspx
or Chapter Fourteen, that you think law enforcement should obtain and adopt. Explain why you think this technology is necessary for advanced law enforcement communities.