Chap 1 Tracking essay

Chap 1 Tracking essay - Heather Fackelman Due: 9/10/08 Are...

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Heather Fackelman HONP 112 W-5:30-8:00 Due: 9/10/08 “Are You Being Tracked?” The article, “Police Turn to Secret Weapon: GPS Device,” told of how there was a sexual predator on the loose in a community in Fairfax County. After 11 reports of women being attacked and molested, police identified a potential suspect. To find out if this suspect was guilty, police put a global positioning system on the suspect’s van to track him. The next day, they confirmed that he was guilty. The defendant’s lawyer argues that his client’s rights were violated, because a warrant should be needed to use a GPS tracking device. However, the court upheld the police department’s decision in using the tracking device, and there is controversy over whether or not a warrant should be needed to use GPS tracking in criminal investigations. After having read both articles, I recognized and understood the problems people have with tracking. When used for the wrong reasons, GPS, cellular, and RFID tracking
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