Mergency Technologies (Criminal Justice Class)

Short Paper: Emerging Technologies

With the advent of various technological advancements, law enforcement efforts in the investigation and prosecution of crime have been met with positive results. However, with every advantage comes a disadvantage, as criminals have also benefited from these technologies and use same during the commission of their crimes or as a tool for their crimes (this is evidenced in computer related offenses and the misuse of the Internet).

In a 3 page paper, address the following areas in full detail: summarize the advantages of computers and the use of computer technology in investigations, summarize the disadvantages to law enforcement with respect to the advancements of computers, research a case where the computer was used to aid in the commission of a crime, research a case where the use of the computer was beneficial to the prosecution in a criminal case and provide a final conclusion/paragraph that addresses your subjective opinion as to whether these technologies, in an overall sense, are of benefit or a hindrance to law enforcement efforts.