CJA 304 Week 4 Individual Paper Technology and Communication Paper

Apr 5th, 2015
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Facial recognition in the criminal justice system allows for officers or other law enforcement personnel to enter into a database a picture of a person. This picture is then cross referenced to see if they have a match of the person in question. If a match is found then the criminal's record will come up with their previous crimes and any information regarding warrants. In my opinion this is an excellent technological advancement that saves time and improves accuracy. "Facial recognition technology makes use of unalterable features of a face, such as the distance between the centers of the pupils of the eye. It then uses an algorithm, a finite set of steps for solving a problem, which converts the image to numbers". Weiss, Davis (2004) live scan is a fingerprint system that can be used in the criminal justice system and also for non-criminal justice use. Most law enforcement departments require all officers to be fingerprinted using live scan technology. Once an officer is fingerprinted, his or her records are sent into varies databases. The officers are required to be free of a criminal background so the prints are checks for previous crimes. The prints are then sent to Sacramento (California) to various departments for processing such as BSIC which is the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. Because live scan is inkless it saves paper and time because it's electronic which is better for the environment and more convenient for law enforcement agencies. When a cri

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