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NCJ Number: 158468 Find in a Library
Title: Technology and Criminal Justice (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 255-271, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): J J Grau
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter focuses on cyberspace and information technologies that affect the crime scene; forms, rates, and qualities of crime; and the criminal justice system. The discussion also refers to genetic and chemical research contributions that have an impact on criminal justice.
Abstract: The convergence of telephone, television, and computer has added the new dimension of cyberspace to our technological society. The high-tech crime scene, characterized by wire and wireless communications that link private and government computers on a local, national, or international level, provides many opportunities for the technologically adept criminal. Sophisticated surveillance equipment can assist law enforcement in identifying, apprehending, convicting, and punishing offenders; however, this wealth of electronic information can also be targeted by criminals. The critical issue in the next century will be how to work out a fair balance between freedom and social control. 34 notes
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Computer aided investigations; Computer related crime; Information Systems and Technology
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