Criminals are constantly changing how they target their victims. Changes in technology have allowed criminals to access victims they never would have had access to before. As the crimes change, so have the techniques used to catch the criminals. Advances in technology and science have changed the requirements for crime fighters to be effective. This milestone gives you an opportunity to see the changes technology has made in the different branches of the criminal justice system. Read the following scenarios and answer each prompt. Remember, you may complete your project as either a Word document or as a presentation. If you select a presentation, it should be submitted as 2–3 slides. If you select a Word document, it should be 1–2 pages. Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:
II. Technology As technology evolves, criminal justice organizations need to be on the cutting edge of what is available to aid them in their investigations. In this part of the career investigation, you will need to think about the use of emerging technology in some scenarios involving each of the criminal justice branches to see which of the branches utilizes technology that interests you the most.
a) A police officer is assigned to conduct a burglary investigation. He describes the scene and says they found drops of blood, a hammer, shoe prints, and a hand print. What types of technology are available for him, and how does the technology impact his ability to conduct a thorough investigation?
b) A prison guard is assigned to the visitors’ entrance at the prison. What types of technology are available to him, and how does the technology impact his ability to prevent visitors from smuggling in contraband?
c) A probation officer has been told that due to overcrowding in the state prison, nonviolent offenders will be released and put on probation. What types of technology are available to her, and how does the technology impact her ability to maintain contact with these probationers?
d) Select one court case where the use of technology was a driving factor, and discuss the impact of that case in reshaping the role of the law enforcement practitioner. Choose one of the three cases below to complete critical element D.
You will use this same case study when submitting your final project:
United States v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945, 565 U.S. (2012) https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/10-1259
Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001) https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/533/27/case.html
United States v. White, 401 U.S. 745 (1971) http://www.invispress.com/law/justice/white.html
e) Based on the differences in available and emerging technology in each of the branches, which career path uses technology that you have the most interest in learning and utilizing, and why?
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: You may complete your project as either a Word document or as a presentation. If you select a presentation, it is submitted as 2–3 slides with speaker notes. The speaker notes are the words you would say if you were presenting the slides to an audience. The tone of these notes should be professional. If you select a Word document, this should be 1–2 pages with 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins. Your paper/presentation must include at least two sources cited in APA format.