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Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)

Address the following:
In your own words, what is the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)?
In your own words, what are the steps for utilizing the IAFIS? Explain.
What advantages do you think are realized through the use of IAFIS? Explain.
What disadvantages might the system pose for crime scene investigators? Explain.
Do you feel that it is ethical to use an automated system to compare crime scene fingerprints with those in a database? Is it constitutional? Why or why not? Explain your rationale.
Is there any potential for abuse of the system? Why or why not? Explain.
Please include references in APA format.

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In your own words, what is the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)?

The system known as Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System represents the national fingerprint and criminal history system for the United States. It provides law enforcement agencies, local, federal, and state agencies the opportunity and ability to access the fingerprints of criminal suspects 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist in solving and preventing crime and catching criminals and terrorists. IAFIS gives law enforcement agencies access to automated fingerprint search capabilities, latent search capability, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints and responses.

In your own words, what are the steps for utilizing the IAFIS? Explain.

Once a suspect is apprehended and taken to a law enforcement ...

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