The long arm of the law extended by technology

Law enforcement faces daunting challenges and many cases go cold. Its loses the trail when it pursues criminals into the woods, fugitives are often elusive as they flee from the scene of the crime, clues don’t tell enough of a story, information clutter is overwhelming, or identification is not accurate enough.

New technologies are coming to the aid of law enforcement. Infrared and thermal imaging helps to track down criminals in the dark, analytics can trace the data footprints of fugitives, 3D imaging, laser enabled, helps to recreate the scene of the crime, augmented reality presents relevant information in the line-of-sight, and biometrics offers a variety of ways to identify criminals.

In the radio program linked below, I discussed these issues with Kim Davis, the former editor of UBM’s Future Cities