Cja 304 - Technology and Communication Essays

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* Technology and Communication Nikkeya West CJA 304 March 25, 2012 Clark Nissen University Of Phoenix Technology and Communication In today’s world we have progressed far past Benjamin Franklin’s discovery of electricity. We have shaped and molded technology to provide us with less hassle, less work and a more convenient way to communicate. In the world of crime, technological advances have taken us above and beyond as we master to seek the truth through polygraph tests, or the way we link a suspect through DNA samples from a crime scene ; Even the way we have administered technology with the death penalty has advanced far beyond we ever imagined. Technology has been useful to solving many crimes and will continue to advance…show more content…
For example Cyber bullying has become a popular crime that at one point had no consequence due to the absence of a law to go with such crime. Since then many states have added laws to their state legislature to protect citizens from being harassed and demeaned online. (Cyberbullying Alert Administration, 2008) One of the first states to pass a law was Missouri after a 13-year-old girl, Megan Meier’s, story swept the nation. The young girl committed suicide after her neighbors harassed her through a hoax set up through MySpace. At the time there was no law, and little consequences for her bullies but after the tragedy, the state became more aware of a need to protect citizens from cyber bullying. The mayor at time of Meier’s death went as far to create a task force within the state to help create and study laws regarding cyber bullying. (Cyberbullying Alert Administration, 2008) Specialized Databases Moving beyond the modern day technology that aides the common citizens, there is also an abundant amount of technology that aides in police work such as facial recognition, iris scans and mobile data terminals. Many people don’t understand how simple, yet beneficial facial recognition is in the police work. When first hearing facial recognition many minds may jump to some complex idea but the process is quite easy in fact even simple social networking

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