Technology and Communication Paper
January 20th, 2013
Law enforcement personal are always looking for new and improved technology to make their agencies improve. In the 1960s the Crime Commission was created because of the increase of crimes across the United States. In more recent times the use of information technology created even newer technology. There are quiet a few examples of this. They now have databases for fingerprinting and also crime mapping in order to catalog evidence in order to help solve more crimes.
In the 1970s the computer age brought transition into the law enforcement community. The technology that the computer brought to law enforcement made community policing much more efficient. With the computer age came computers in police cars, automatic fingerprinting and crimes being reported on the computer. These are just a few examples of the effective use of technology in the police agencies. (Nowicki 2010)
Biometric identification is a pattern of seeing characteristics in a person. The biometric system is the process of three steps. 1) Captured process 2) enroll 3) identification. In the capture phase material is stored by a device like a video camera or fingerprint scanner. The sample is then processed by an identifier recorder.
The Iris scanner is one example of Biometrics. The iris scanner looks for patterns in the colored part of the eye none as the iris. Iris scanning is used in identification and verification of people across the world. There are some disadvantages of using the iris scanner system. The costs of using this system compared to other technologies are heavy. The cost of memory storage is one big factor when using this...