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Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice

Communications Interoperability

Abundant anecdotal evidence shows that units from two or more law enforcement agencies engaged in a joint operation (such as a high-speed pursuit) frequently cannot communicate directly with each other.  This inability to communicate may result from the use of different radio frequencies, varying and proprietary protocols or system architectures, or operational constraints. A variety of technologies are now available to help resolve this problem. Radio, Vintage, 1950S, 1960S, Antique, Old, Broadcast

Required Reading

Graham, M. W., Avery, E. J., & Park, S. (2015). The role of social media in local government crisis communications. Public Relations Review, 41(3), 386-394. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.02.001

Modern Communications. (2014). American City & County, 129(12), 6.

Howard, C. E. (2014). Advanced technologies for enhancing public safety. Military & Aerospace Electronics, 25(5), 24-29.

Hyman, P. (2014). 'Peace Technologies' Enable Eyewitness Reporting When Disasters Strike. Communications Of The ACM, 57(1), 27-29. doi:10.1145/2555808

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