Week 10 Assignment – Technology in the Criminal Justice System

Week 10 Assignment – Technology in the Criminal Justice System


Read the following articles:

Then select one current technology in the criminal justice system. For ideas on current technologies, refer to the list below.

Current Technologies
  • Surveillance technologies. (A list is maintained on the ACLU’s Surveillance Technologies page.)
  • Facial recognition technology.
  • Biometrics.
  • Robots/drones.
  • Shot-spotters.
  • Thermal imaging cameras.
  • AI/predictive policing.
  • Automatic license plate recognition.
  • Body cameras.

Write a 2–3 page paper in which you:

  • Describe the technology, its purpose, how it works, and when it would be used.
  • Discuss the ethical and privacy issues around the technology.
  • What impacts might this have on the future if the ethical and privacy issues are not resolved?
  • Use three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Research the impact of current and future technologies on civil liberties and personal privacy.

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