The criminal justice system has a wide variety of functions in distinct fields of implementation. The justice system evaluates crime, measures its rates, develops laws, assesses deviant behavior, and provides law enforcement, courts, and corrections (Burke et al., 2019). As modern technology develops and society undergoes significant changes, the criminal justice system transforms accordingly. Some sources state that it may be essential to introduce timely policies to address relevant criminal issues (Burke et al., 2019). I believe that it may also be vital to utilize the most modern technologies in order to maintain law enforcement. Even though digital technologies are implemented widely into the criminal justice systems, there is a number of opportunities, which require consideration. Crime measurements have a significant impact on the efficiency of the criminal justice system as they provide valuable data regarding specific criminal activity in the region. Such information may be used to adjust the system in accordance with the criminal environment, and hence it may be vital to provide a comprehensive analysis of criminal data.
Even though digital technologies are already used to measure and control crime, their implementation may be insufficient. According to recent studies, utilizing drones, global positioning systems, and gunshot technologies may be highly beneficial in terms of crime monitoring (Purdue University Global, 2018). Some sources also state that the current criminal data infrastructure requires modernization and a digital approach (Lub, 2018). Therefore, it may be beneficial to use computer analysis of big data in order to address the issues of criminal behavior and crime rates (Lauritsen, 2016). Such technologies have proven to be effective for commercial use, and hence may be efficiently implemented in other fields, including crime monitoring. However, big data analysis might be closely linked with diverse privacy issues. Therefore, it is also necessary to introduce strict regulations, which may allow a comprehensive digital approach to crime measurement without privacy violations.
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Lauritsen, J. L. (2016). Modernizing crime statistics. National Academies Press.
Lub, V. (2018). Neighbourhood watch in a digital age: Between crime control and culture of control. Springer International Publishing.
Purdue University Global. (2018). The growing role of technology in the criminal justice field. Purdue Global. Web.