The Use of Technology in Criminal Investigation
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The Use of Technology in Criminal Investigation

Gov CIO Outlook | Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Technology is a boon for law enforcement and has the potential to improve criminal investigation.

FREMONT, CA: As technology is leveraged to commit more sophisticated crimes, law enforcement officers and those in the legal system are increasingly utilizing tech tools to combat crime. To keep the public safe and guard human life, it is essential that the criminal justice sector use cutting-edge software, tracking systems, and many more. In such a rapid world of technology, it is imperative for the police in criminal investigations to use technology to keep up with the present state of affairs. The police have already incorporated several technological aspects, but there is a requirement for up-gradation now and then. Here is how technological advancement ensures faster investigation.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is now being leveraged in public places and homes to ensure protection. This is one of the most extensively and frequently used technologies. This is an easy-to-use device, where a camera is attached, which records the events, stores them, and can be retrieved later and utilized by the police to investigate and arrest the suspect. CCTV cameras significantly help mitigate the police's burden and make the police work efficiently and quickly.

Aspects of forensic comprise a lot of technology for accurate outcomes. These are useful in criminal matters and in an internal investigation in civil matters too.  Electronic identification is a means through which the police can identify a person seamlessly. This identification can be made through various routes. It can be via mobile number, Permanent Account Number, bank account number, driving license, and many more. The Global Positioning System is a navigation system that assists in location tracking. It can track the device and its data no matter where the device is located on earth. This can assist police in sting operations and improved investigations.

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