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The potential for specific crime-fighting methodologies, such as using biometrics, implementing cybercrime spyware, or mandating DNA collection programs (300 words)

Criminology has changed, and has grown and become very advanced over the years. Criminology of the future will evolve as the current technology evolves and becomes more advanced. DNA is generally used to solve crimes in one of two ways. In cases where a suspect is identified, a sample of that persons DNA can be compared to evidence from the crime scene. The results of this type of comparison may help establish whether the suspect committed the crime. (justice.gov, 2008) In case where the suspect has not yet been identified, biological evidence from that crime scene can be analyzed and compared to offender profiles in DNA databases to help identify the suspect. Biometrics is used in this case to properly measure and analyze the biological data that it’s been given, This technology is capable of measuring aspects of the human body such as, DNA, fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns and hand measurements. (justice.gov, 2008) Other forms of crime fighting techniques are used by the FBI, with the use of Cyber-crime spyware that is placed into the computer of a suspect without detection and monitors what they do and catches them red handed if they commit a crime via the internet. A good example of this type of program is called the Computer and Internet Address Verifier (CIPAV) and has been used by the FBI since 2004. (Begun, D. A. 2009) An ingenious way of catching criminals who commit cybercrimes, this program has stopped thousands of criminals lurking on the internet. It is known that some crime scene evidence can also be linked to other crime scenes through the use of DNA databases. If a man were to be convicted for sexual abuse or sexual assault, he is to provide a sample of his DNA at the time of his conviction, when the sample would be placed...
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