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Title: Image Processing Technology
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:61  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1994)  Pages:45-50
Author(s): L Pilant
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Image processing represents a way of storing mug shots, fingerprints, and written information in one database and may be cost-effective for police departments to implement.
Abstract: Image processing technology has been employed by various Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies. The Drug Enforcement Administration, for example, has implemented an image processing system for arrest and booking. The Port Orange, Florida, Police Department has a mug shot imaging system, and an image processing system to streamline the booking process is the newest component of a recently built jail in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Imaging technology involves digitizing and storing information. Storage can be one of the greatest expenses of an imaging system because pictures and graphics take up huge amounts of space. In addition, some contend that electronic photography has not been tested in the courtroom setting and may not always be admissible as evidence. Available image processing systems are described, steps to guide system implementation are noted, and the future of image processing technology is addressed.
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Automated fingerprint processing; Automated police information systems; Computer aided investigations; Computer aided operations; Computers; Evidence identification; Florida; Mug shots; Police equipment; Wisconsin
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