Learning Objectives

1. Evaluate the cost and benefits of technology in policing

2. Summarize the variety of ways that computers have affected policing

3. Identify and describe the issues surrounding the increased use of video cameras by police and the private security industry

4. Describe the many constitutional issues now confronting judicial and legislative bodies presented by the growth of surveillance technologies

5. Explain how crime mapping is used in crime analysis and crime prevention

6. Describe the four main biological identifiers and how they are used in investigations

7. List the main tools officers use for speed detection

8. Discuss the effects of technology on police armor and weaponry, both lethal and nonlethal, and identify any legal issues associated with the use of these technologies