Today the Criminal Justice System

Today the criminal justice system grants you the opportunity to utilize many technologies. Robots, GPS systems, advanced cameras and high-powered computer systems are just a few that are commonly used in the criminal justice system. These important technologies have improved investigation, surveillance and analysis procedures – so long as they are backed by the skill set and intelligence to properly use them.

One important technology I see today in my local department is the use of social media. Nowadays everyone is using Facebook and other social media sites. This has provided local departments with a very helpful tool. When investigating robberies the entire department may need to do it post the photos of the accused on the social media site and ask for help locating the individual. I believe this tool is very effective.

Social media can also be effective in the criminal justice system to ensure the arrest of individuals with warrants. I have seen firsthand how posting mug shots of individuals who have outstanding warrants work. Once way is it gets the local community involved by having them help locate the individual. Another way it helps is it allows the individual that has the warrant to see their face and let them have a warrant and hopeful leads to them turning themselves in.

Automatic License Plate Reader

An (ALPR) is an image-processing technology used in criminal justice to help identify vehicles by their license plates. It has a special program that allows it to read optical characteristics where algorithms and uses it to transform the pixels of the image of the plate system. One thing I also find helpful is it also uses infrared lighting to allow the camera to take a picture at day or night.

A mobile data terminal (MDT) or mobile digital computer (MDC) is a computerized device used in public transit vehicles, taxicabs, courier vehicles, service trucks, commercial trucking fleets, military logistics, fishing fleets, warehouse inventory control, and emergency vehicles, such as police cars.

Sometimes with technology we forget to think outside of the box and we miss things that are right in our face. Communication failures that caused the deaths of hundreds of hundreds first responders on 9/11 still haven’t been fixed.

Like the transitions to 2G and 3G, the move to 5G will add a new element: the industrial internet. And like the transition to 4G, it will be much higher performance than the previous generation. But it will be much more than that. We’ll see new as-a-service business models based on network slicing. Network slices in the context of 5G will be like virtual networks on-demand. 5G will enable more secure transactions and the energy efficiency to enable devices with a battery life that is 10X longer than today. I think that as time goes on, we as a society will have to come up with a more creative thinking process, because the world is always moving and technology is right behind it.

Critical thinking and Creative thinking are a very big part of our everyday activities. We use them in every aspect of our lives. I use my critical thinking at work all the time to catch crooks. It at times has me use my creative side of thinking to catch the crooks. In the Law Enforcement our technology is always changing and so is our thinking. We have to adapt and overcome all challenges that come our way every single day.