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NCJ Number: 93533 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Special Focus - Police Technology
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:51  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1984)  Pages:33-50,52-54,56-58
Editor(s): N Darwick
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ten articles present discussions of various aspects of police technology, including the use of the computer in policing in the next 20 years, the selection of police equipment, and identification via pedal morphology.
Abstract: Specific articles look at how the Technology Assessment Program of the National Institute of Justice and the Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory assists in the selection and procurement of superior law enforcement equipment, the development of performance standards for police traffic radar speed-measuring devices, and coping with the computer revolution. Law enforcement information systems, computer-assisted management of police reporting system, the use of computers in police training, and a computerized fingerprint system are examined. The last article presents forensic guidelines for the collection and preservation of arson evidence. Photographs and tables are included.
Index Term(s): Arson; Automated fingerprint processing; Computer aided operations; Evidence; Police equipment; Science and Technology
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