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Unit 2 Individual Project The Legal Landscape

Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice CRJS499

American InterContinental University

Question Description

You have just graduated from the AIU Online Criminal Justice program and acquired your dream career working with the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). You love to write articles of criminal justice interest, and because the NCJRS provides links to millions and millions of criminal justice references, you find yourself in awe of your career. For your first assignment, you have been asked present a report at an upcoming criminal justice conference. This report will help your colleagues better understand how databases, technology, polices, and so forth affect the administration of justice and the outcome of court cases in particular. Your training coordinator expects you to highlight several examples of how criminal justice databases, computer technology, and policies have changed the way crimes are investigated and how criminals are brought to justice. Address how 2 of the following databases, technology tools, and policies have changed the legal landscape in the United States in your paper of 3–4 pages. On the two topics selected, you should address the history, administration, purpose, and so forth

  • Gun control laws
  • Megan’s law

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Final Answer




Criminal Justice
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation


The Legal Landscape

The criminal justice system in the United States has changed significantly in the past few
decades. This vital change is associated with the advancements in technology prompting new
ways of gathering evidence, investigation of crimes, court processes and judgment of the cases.
The traditional criminal justice methods of investigating and trying suspects are becoming
ineffective especially with the rise of digital crimes. The recent forms of criminal justice
landscape are seen in the database use, technology tools and policy changes which are thought to
have a more positive impact in the legal system as opposed to the traditional forms of legal
procedures. This paper evaluates how database and computer technology use transforming the
criminal justice environment.
Computer Technology in Criminal Justice
Computer forensic expertise is growing roots in law enforcement and criminal justice
owing to the exponential increase of digital crime. In digital crimes investigations, the computer
forensic experts study encrypted files using live box techniques combined with various softwares where they are able to recover deleted files, passwords and identify security breaches or
threats within a particular system. Once such evidence is gathered, the information technology

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