Technology that Aids the Investigative Process
Conser and Carsone describe the advancement and development of selected technologies in use for criminal investigations. Emphasis is placed on technologies related to communications, smartphone applications, patrol aids, crime scene analysis, surveillance, evidence processing, and crime laboratory equipment; primarily for their investigative potential. For example, today’s investigators may obtain valuable information from social media, cell phones, video images from body-cams and other mobile devices, three-dimensional laser scanning of crime scenes, real-time crime analysis, touch DNA, and license plate readers. The chapter is concluded with a brief discussion of limitations, precautions, and policy implications.
KeywordsCrime scene and investigative technologies Policy issues
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