Essay Criminolgy in the Future

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Criminology in the Future
Taylor Strong
September 21, 2015
Jacqueline Waltman

Criminology in the Future
Future directions of crime fighting and its role in social policy implication would be the advancement of technology and its impact that it will potentially have on crime fighting in the future. Technology is ever changing and it something that we have all witnessed advance over the course of time, whether that is the progression of a tape recorder, to a CD, a CD to a Mp3, and Mp3 to iPods and iPhones. The only difference is that with criminal justice technology takes them much further than to just being able to listen to music but rather to get ahead of crime and to get a grasp on the criminals who are committing the
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The CJIS is responsible for the information networks – such as National Crime Information Center, Interstate Identification Index, and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. All these systems provide law enforcement officers with information on people’s criminal history, stolen property, missing persons, and other information (Montalbano, 2011). The CJIS receives millions of request every day. Because of this demand placed on the CJIS In 2011, the CJIS began using a system called Next Generation Identification System (NGIS). The NGIS is a new system that delivers biometric information to officers in the field. This new technology allows for the FBI to match fingerprints at 99% accuracy versus 92%, which was the normal percentage (Montalbano, 2011).
A report by HP Labs says that the testing of biometric screening technologies should be open and independent. Bob Blakely works for Gartner, a computer security firm in Stamford, Connecticut. Blakely says that even a very accurate technology can yield bad results if it is turned to the wrong problem (Vergano, 2010). If a system has too many false readings the officers using the technology will lose faith in it and will allow the wrong people to slip through.
In today's world the use of technology, including onboard computers in police vehicles, wireless communication devices, and the Internet, are common place. The evolution of policing has been connected through the years with

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