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Unformatted text preview: Runninghead: TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION There are a lot of databases used in law enforcement. One major database is the National Data Exchange (N-DEx). This system was created by the FBI to TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION help improve communication between different agencies. The database holds different reports, booking information, probation information, and other countless records. It works by connecting the dots in different situations. The database has the ability to produce new leads in cases that would otherwise take days or weeks to come up with. The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is another major database used by law enforcement. The information provided in this database includes physical characteristics, criminal backgrounds, photos, and other records. Different law enforcement agencies submit their records to the database. This database helps solve crimes, and is extremely time-efficient. The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) is also a major database that law enforcement agencies use. This database makes it possible to match DNA in different cases. The suspect may be in the system already and makes matching a suspect to a crime much easier. This database has helped law matching a suspect to a crime much easier....
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- Spring '11