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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242754     Find in a Library
  Title: TECHBeat, Summer 2013
  Document URL: PDF 
  Editor(s): Lance Miller ; Ron Pierce
  Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
  Date Published: 2013
  Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This issue of TechBeat has five primary articles discussing new technologies aimed at improving law enforcement’s technology needs.
  Abstract: This summer 2013 issue of TechBeat contains five primary articles discussing new technologies aimed at improving law enforcement’s technology needs. The first article, Through the Wall: Sensor Technology Can Add Another Tool to the Kit, discusses the use of through-the-wall sensors to detect motion through building walls. The second article, Tweeting Your Way to Better Community Relations, examines the use of social media as a means of humanizing police departments and improving community relations. The third article, Looking for Answers About Less-Lethal Technologies?, examines the lethality of less-lethal immobilization devices. The fourth article, App Tracks Probation and Community Corrections Officers, discusses the use of a smartphone application to track officers in the field in order to improve officer safety and offender management. The fifth article, Offender Tracking System Standard Nears Completion, discusses the development of offender tracking system (OTS) technology. Additional articles in this issue of TechBeat also discuss the magazine’s transition to an online-only format and brief discussions of ongoing technology projects.
  Main Term(s): Science and Technology
  Index Term(s): Community action programs ; Community resources ; Police community relations ; Telephone communications ; Crime detection ; Community involvement ; Policing innovation ; Building searches ; Future of policing ; Police community relations programs ; Media-crime relationships ; Community policing ; Offender tracking systems
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2010–MU–MU–K020
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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