The Britannica Guide to Law Enforcement and Intelligence Gathering: Police Technology: 21st-Century Crime-Fighting Tools, 1st Edition

  • Glen Forrest
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  • ISBN-10: 150810364X
  • ISBN-13: 9781508103646
  • DDC: 363.2
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

Computers have become vital for police work in the twenty-first century. Applications explored in this compelling volume include the capability of searching extensive, internationally synchronized criminal information databases; plotting crime incidents and patterns to anticipate and prevent recurrences; interrogating criminal suspects and persons of interest; and identifying suspects by using such innovations as biometrics. New technology has equipped police forces to conduct more effective audio and visual surveillance. Police organizations employ forensic scientists and specialists such as toxicologists, serologists, botanists, and handwriting examiners to help resolve investigations. Advances in police mobility, communications, and modern weaponry are also described.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Police Tools and Techniques.
2: Equipment and Tactics.
3: Criminal Identification.
4: Crime-Scene Investigation and Forensic Sciences.
5: Conclusion.
Timeline.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Police Tools and Techniques.
2: Equipment and Tactics.
3: Criminal Identification.
4: Crime-Scene Investigation and Forensic Sciences.
5: Conclusion.
Timeline.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Index.