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Technology & Forensics


Law enforcement and corrections officers utilize a variety of technologies to increase safety and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their work. Technologies assist police in communications, investigations, operations, and protection. In corrections, technologies may be used to detect contraband, extract information, monitor behavior, and alert staff to trouble.


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OJP Publications

Evaluation of National Institute of Justice-Funded Geospatial Software Tools: Technical and Utility Assessments to Improve Tool Development, Dissemination, and Usage, NIJ-Sponsored, 2014

Social Media and Police Leadership: Lessons From Boston, NIJ, April 2014
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Solving Cold Cases with DNA: The Boston Strangler Case, NIJ, March 2014

Performance Evaluation and Utility Assessment of Magneto-Optical Sensor Technology for Detecting and Visualizing Obliterated Serial Numbers in Firearms, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2014

Through-the-Wall Sensors for Law Enforcement: Best Practices Version 1.0, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2014

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Where can I find information on the use of Global Information Systems (GIS) by prisons?
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