High-Tech Jobs: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Justice

Monday, September 11, 2017

5 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is all about adhering to the law and ensuring that those who commit unlawful acts are brought to justice. It's also a field that benefits greatly from advancements in technology.

As we find more nuanced and creative ways to use technology in criminal justice, we better our chances at solving cases. Here are five things you didn't know about criminal justice.


GPS navigation is an amazing convenience that you probably take for granted at this point, but law enforcement officials certainly don't. GPS tracking devices that go on vehicles can be crucial in criminal investigations, allowing police and other law enforcement officials to track the whereabouts of suspects easily.

Smartphone Apps

A smartphone allows you to hold the power of a computer in the palm of your hand. There are multiple apps which allow law enforcement to tackle a case much easier than they could otherwise. These include iCrime-Fighter LE, which is all about forensic analysis, Police Spanish Guide in case of a language barrier and iPharmacy, for identifying different pills.

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DNA Chips

DNA evidence has proven to be a boon to criminal investigations, allowing law enforcement to tie individuals to a case through blood, hair and other traces of themselves. These chips further the power. The DNA evidence is registered by the chips and registered to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).


When investigating a crime scene, what you see is not necessarily what you get. Criminals are bound to try to do the best they can to vanquish any evidence of wrongdoing. However, they can't make anything disappear completely. Luminol is a product that is sprayed on crime scenes for evidence of things like blood. If it's present, it will turn blue.

Digital cameras

Good photos are a must for any investigation, as they allow law enforcement to study a crime scene well after the fact. Advancements in digital camera technology have helped a great deal. With digital SLRs (single lens reflex), law enforcement can greatly improve the quality of their investigation.

Hopefully this has given you a good idea of how technology is used in criminal justice. If you want to work in this field you can learn more here about how to get started. If you choose to work in criminal justice you're bound to see even more technological advancements along the way.

By  Kara MastersonEmbed


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