Technological Advances In Crime Prevention

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Crime Prevention through Technological Advances.
According to Nation Master, in the year 2002 the United States was one of the top 3 countries with the highest number of crimes in the world; total amount of 11.8 million crime cases. In light of this discovery the law enforcement agency has put in more effort to prevent crimes through various ways especially the use of technology. For example, according to the United States Department of Justice, in 2002 authorities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Colorado used DNA evidence to link and solve a series of murder and rape crimes committed by the same individual.
We can depend on technology to benefit us in many ways, one being an effective crime-fighting tool. Technological advances are being used to fight crimes by deterring criminals and also catching them after the act. These technological advances range from fingerprints to prints of retinal patter to voiceprints. Has technology helped in crime prevention? Has technology helped in catching criminals? If these criminals cannot act again, is the crime rate less?
Most people believe that crime
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According to Robert Dominique and Dufresene Martin, writing in a New Genetics & Society article, DNA meaning deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in all living organisms. DNA and DNA databanks are major forms of evidence in the investigation process and in the discovery of the guilt or innocence. According to Robert and Martin, since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, states require offenders convicted of certain crimes to provide DNA samples; this preventing the offenders from committing new crimes because they know they can be caught again due to their DNA samples registered in the system. In 1999, New York police authorities linked a man through the use of DNA samples to 22 sexual assaults and robberies that had troubled the
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