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Digital Applications in Law Enforcement

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195165869
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0004
 Digital Applications in Law Enforcement

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This chapter discusses technologies adopted by the law enforcement community over a half century. Specifically, it looks at the use of computing by policing agencies, courts, and corrections, with a brief introduction to the early history of computer crime as it currently represents a new class of criminal activity made possible by the existence of the digital hand.

Keywords: law enforcement; computing; telecommunications; computer crime; computer fraud

Chapter.  18605 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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