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Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice

Information Sharing and Analysis

Significant efforts are put into the collection of data by the criminal justice community. Data can come in the form of internal departmental memorandums, police arrest and court records, or crime statistics and trends. Data can also come from video cameras and audio recording devices often used in surveillance activities. However, for this information to be fully utilized, there must be a way to convey and analyze the information both internally, within a department, and externally, among agencies. In addition, data obtained from video and audio recordings may require enhancement and analysis to render
it useful.
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Required Reading

Chermak, S., Carter, J., Carter, D., McGarrell, E. F., & Drew, J. (2013). Law Enforcement’s Information Sharing Infrastructure: A National Assessment. Police Quarterly, 16(2), 211-244. doi:10.1177/1098611113477645  [85 minutes]

Sullum, J. (2015). When your records are not yours. Reason, 47(4), 12.  [4 minutes]

Stein, J. (2015). “You are not to tell…”. Newsweek Global, 164(3), 40-45.  [15 minutes]

Carter, J. G., & Rip, M. (2013). Homeland Security and public health: A critical integration. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 24(5), 573-600. doi:10.1177/0887403412452425  [8 minutes]

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