Brain Fingerprinting Essay
Murders', rapists, robbers, con artists, terrorist, kidnappers, and the list could go on. They bring fear and disgrace to a town. They are a part of society that we would like to get rid of. Even though the number of crimes has been declining in the past few years, ideally we as a society would like it to continue to decline to zero, but realistically we would be happy with a low crime rate. There are a number of technologies that facilitate the conviction of suspects such as DNA testing, lie detector testing, fingerprinting, hypnosis, forensic study, etc. Of course, there is always a bit of discrepancy with the accuracy of each of these technologies.
However, a very recent development called Brain …show more content…
Dr. Farwell believes this new tool will be the next lie detector and benefit the society greatly. He has done several research studies funded by government agencies such as FBI, CIA, and the U.S. Navy (3). After what happened on September 11th, government agencies are looking to invest in brain fingerprinting technologies and use them to detect terrorists and anyone who has participated in the planning, training, and support activities essential to carrying out the terrorist act (5). It can also identify terrorists before they strike because they have the critical information about the organization, training, and planning of the terrorist act. Other benefits to brain fingerprinting are finding politicians who tell the truth during campaigns, detecting honesty in meeting contractual obligations, but I think it would be best implemented for determining facts in murder or