Using Future Technologies to Improve Criminal Justice
New internet-based technologies could dramatically change how criminal justice agencies operate, according to a new NIJ-supported study by the RAND Corporation. Based on feedback from practitioners and technology experts, the report identifies ways in which upcoming technologies could improve criminal justice efforts, for example:
- Reducing case backlog through remotely conducted trials.
- Enhancing investigations by integrating criminal records across agencies.
- Monitoring low-level offenders electronically in the community.
Many of these developments also raise issues related to civil rights, privacy rights and cybersecurity.
Read the report.