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Cops Get an Extra Set of Eyes

Written on December 17, 2016   By   in Uncategorized

Cops Get an Extra Set of Eyes
Annette Neblett
University of Phoenix
Managing Criminal Justice Personnel
CJA 473
Michael Kanaby
September 15, 2011

Cops Get an Extra Set of Eyes
The value of law enforcement officers getting an extra set of eyes is very helpful to everyone involved in the criminal justice system. Having these systems help police officers analyze, clarify, and magnify videotaping of crime scenes. It helps the police to capture criminals faster. Having videotaping cameras in places also helps the police to process the information quicken, get more in-depth details of suspects involved in the crime. Without these cameras, police would have to spend a large amount of time piecing together images from several different cameras. This extra eye (camera) is very valuable to law enforcement agencies nationwide,
The ethical implication of these cameras is the one may alter the actual tape of the crime scene. By doing this could cause problems for the law enforcement agencies that may need the evidence to convict a criminal. ???The cameras may be tampered with by someone in the business establishment, which could mean that they help the burglar commit the crime. Some employees may believe that his or her privacy is being violated; they may become offended and have some trust issues with the employer. Some may even believe that the employer installed the cameras to spy on them. Most people know that many establishments have cameras in their facilities to prevent crime. Therefore they should not create a problem but sometimes they do.
Shared visions of the future of the extra eye (video surveillance cameras) law enforcement officers would be able to reduce man hours, simplify video management storage, search, extraction, and archival for law enforcement agencies. ???With the installation of these cameras in police cars the can protect the officers from false claims, department frauds, reinforce professional conduct and officer accountability. These cameras would also help to corroborate stories, document sequence of events, and create indisputable and court-admissible evidence??? (Griffith & Scoville, 2009, p. 1).
The surveillance cameras would also create a direct communication with law enforcement officer, because the information would be transferred directly to police headquarters and the officer could be notified if there was anything else happening at the scene of the crime.
The communication of these cameras would be a valuable asset to all law enforcement agencies nationwide. They would be able to share the communication to other law enforcement agencies. Therefore the future use of surveillance camera will enhance all law enforcement agencies.

References
Brahim, P. (2009). The Ethical Issues of Video Surveillance. Retrieved from http://www.articlebase.com/technology-article/the-ethical-issues-of-video-surveillance-1074667.html
Griffith, D., & Scoville, D. (2009). Digital Eyes. Retrieved from http://policemag.com/Channel/TechnologyArticles/2009/07/Digital-Eyes.aspx

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