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NCJ Number: 160517 Find in a Library
Title: Current Methods of Criminal Technology and Criminalistics: BKA Conference 1994
Corporate Author: Bundeskriminalamt
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 307
Sponsoring Agency: Bundeskriminalamt
Wiesbaden, Germany 6200
Sale Source: Bundeskriminalamt
Ki 13
Postfach 1820
Germany (Unified)
Type: Presentation
Language: German
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: This collection reprints the presentations and discussions at the BKA Workshop for Criminal Technology and Criminalistics on November 8 to 11, 1994.
Abstract: Twenty-five specialists from Germany and a guest speaker from the Netherlands explained how technology has improved police work in numerous areas such as the securing of evidence; the detection of drugs, weapons, explosives, and environmental pollutants; and the prevention of crime through technical security systems and alarm devices. Data processing has made possible the digital enhancement of images, the automatic comparison of evidence such as writing samples and texts, the expansion and refinement of police data banks, and improved international police collaboration. The presenters also stressed how the growing number of crimes and the emphasis on circumstantial evidence in the courts necessitate the use of sophisticated technologies. To enhance the theoretical presentations, specialists also demonstrated new technology devices: x-ray technology for the detection of drugs, computer aided speaker identification, an automated system for identifying fingerprints, and photography mapping of crime scenes.
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Computer aided investigations; Evidence collection; Foreign criminal justice research; Technical evolution
Note: BKA Forschungsreihe, Nr. 32 (BKA Research Series, N 32)
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