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NCJ Number: 158471 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Computer Based Technologies on Criminal Justice: Transition to the Twenty-First Century (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 299-316, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): W G Archambeault
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 18
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 discusses the nature and impact of the information society on American criminal justice.
Abstract: After reviewing the rise of the information society and computer dependency, the discussion centers on four areas of criminal justice in which computers and computer-based technologies are extensively used: database management, computer-assisted communication, computer-assisted instruction and training, and computer-assisted monitoring of offenders. Computers also provide a relatively new field for criminal endeavor. Evolving technologies, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and biomedical research, will have significant implications for the criminal justice field in the 21st Century. 10 notes and 50 references
Main Term(s): Computers
Index Term(s): Computer aided instruction; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Information processing
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