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Running head: TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION 1 Technology and Communication Michelle Chaney CJA 304 July 18, 2011 Dr. Pamela Knothe
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TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION 2 Technology and Communication Over the last 20 years advances in technology have had a major impact on the criminal justice system. These technological advances have made it possible for law enforcement agencies around the globe to share information. Computerization of information led to the development of specialized databases, namely, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and MORIS. These specialized databases have enhanced communication capabilities between agencies and have forever changed how law enforcement agencies communicate and perform their duties. Throughout most of the 20 th century, identifying fingerprints was a timely process that could take months to do. Trained individuals would analyze inked fingerprint cards and look to identify specific patterns such as ridge endings, ridge dots, and bifurcations. The print cards would be filed according to patterns such as ridge endings and bifurcations. The identification of fingerprints would be done in a central location, which accounted for the length of time it would take to match the prints to a criminal. By the late 1970s, an analog system began to combine manual codes with filing codes on computers. Although this system did shorten the length of time it took to identify fingerprints, it was not until 1986 when AFIS was released to law enforcement agencies around the country. The only problem was the AFIS system was marketed by several companies and none of them were compatible with each other so while the information was out there, it was not in one central location. It was not until 1999 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released the IAFIS
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