Criminal Identification Procedures in the 21st Century
Many new technologies have aided criminal justice professionals in investigating and prosecuting criminal offenders. These new technologies help the police to identify criminal offenders through the use of fingerprints and DNA and track their movements through camera surveillance and wire taps. Specialized databases allow the police to share information and communicate more effectively with other law enforcement agencies and provide prosecutors with evidence to prosecute the offenders. Even those these new technologies can benefit the criminal justice system it can also can result in conflict within society when the rights of citizens are threatened.