The Case Of Technology Being Used By A Probation Officer

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In the case of technology being used by a probation officer. One major tool that is at their disposal is social media. "Officers can look on social networking sites to see if people on probation are associated with gang members, drinking, using drugs, or doing anything else that might violate the conditions of their probation." (Sweeney, E. (2009, November 29) GPS monitoring devices are also commonly used "to determine whether a probationer was in the vicinity of a crime scene." (Sweeney, E. (2009, November 29) There has been much success in using technology in the law enforcement field. So much so that it is widely used across multiple platforms. The court case, Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001). Where it was "held that the use of a thermal imaging, or FLIR, device from a public vantage point to monitor the radiation of heat from a person 's home was a "search" within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, and thus required a warrant." (Kyllo v. United States. (n.d.)
The use of the thermal imaging in this case was used to search a home interior for illegal contraband that wouldn 't be known without this tool. Be an officer of the law requires, “Perfection and unyielding ethics and ultimately depends on each employee’s own level of knowledge, rationality, and devotion to moral excellence. Anything less than perfect ethical conduct can be disastrous for a department, a community, and an entire nation. While officers are only human and will continue to make mistakes,

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