Justice Technology Information Network
This site contains information on everything related to law enforcement and technology, from biometrics and body armor to standards and testing. Originally created in 1994 as a component of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) Office of Science and Technology, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system serves as an "honest broker" offering support, research findings, and technological expertise to help State and local law enforcement, corrections, and... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: September 02, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 25, 2013
Submitter: Cathy Swift
Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Upper Division, College Lower Division, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Windows Media of Real Player
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure
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Discussion for Justice Technology Information Network
4 years ago
Marcel Beausoleil (Faculty)
While I have not directly used this in the classroom, I have used it for research on technology in criminal justice. I believe that this site will provide a good background and a good starting point for someone looking to learn more about the use of technology in criminal justice. With the ever changing nature of technology and its applications, this is a nice way to stay informed.
Time spent reviewing site: one to two hours.
6 years ago
James Peacock (Faculty)
An eclectic source of information, one can get a fairly comprehensive view of emerging technologies an capabilities of various federal agencies. I found it especially useful for students entering law enforcement or corrections in the near future, or who are already working in the system.
The videos on body armor and prison riot training are large enough that they may load slowly for classroom use. Depending on your connection speed, it is advisable to download the video before class starts.
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