CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
5 March 2011
This week are tasked to discuss three subject in criminal justice that will change in the next fifty years. I have chosen to discuss police technology in police vehicle, less-lethal weapons, and cybercrime. I’m going to discuss if what changes have already happened in the last several years and was is expected in the future. The question if these changes will be beneficial or detrimental to society as a whole. At this current time, technology in a police vehicle as leaped and bounded ahead of itself in the last twenty years. Today officers have the luxury of working straight from their patrol cars if needed. Today almost all police agencies have laptops in their patrol vehicles so that the officer can document their cases immediately, use a instant messenger between patrol carsto communicate to one another, and scan a person for warrants or other warnings a person may have. Police vehicles almost all have dash board video camera unit now so that they can record everything that the officer or suspect does so that it can be used in a court case. Some of the programs that law enforcement agencies are using make their systems update into the stations network every time they pull into their local police station. This new program greatly reduces the chances of an incident being erased from a tape or disc. Just these two new pieces of equipment is going to make law enforcement be more precise in reports and increase the quality to stronger cases against suspects. I expect in the future new and improved programs will be made and put into patrolman’s vehicles. It should be a benefit for society because to reduces the chances of an officer becoming corrupt because they are always under the sound of a microphone and the visual of a video camera. I also believe that it can speed up the process of trials because it’s hard to plead not guilty when there is...