As technology advances, so does our ability to use it to solve, and even deter, criminal activity. For example, it’s not unusual for colleges and universities to use a camera surveillance system in their crime fighting approach. Likewise, Automated License Plate Readers are gaining traction in communities across the United States for use in investigations. These are just two of many examples of how law enforcement is using technology to help address criminal activity.
Conduct some brief research to see how your community (FLINT, MI) is using technology to combat criminal activity and/or make their operations more efficient and effective. If you have trouble finding information about your own community, try choosing another one like Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago or New York City. Share with the class the results of your search. Do you think this technology is beneficial to your community? Where do you think technology will take us in the future?