Team week 5 - Technology has enhanced police officers...

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Technology has enhanced police officers ability to be more effective. The advent of fingerprinting was introduced in the early 1900’s late 1920’s in crime laboratories. In the mid 1930’s the two way radio was introduced and was used in automobiles, which enabled officers productivity to respond to incidents. However, technology for law enforcement has been slow. In 1960 the Crime Commission was established to respond to increasing crime rates and urban disorders, it was funded by the federal government for state and local government agencies. The Crime Commission advocacy decided that all agencies should have computers to assist with their daily functions and a special number to contact police authority which was soon known as 911. Even with the millions of dollars of funding from the federal government computer technology still continues to develop slowly. In most recent years technology such as fingerprinting data bases, records management systems, and computerized crime mapping has help law enforcement agencies to
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course COMM 215 taught by Professor Colettewanless-sobel during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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