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    Database Network in Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

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    Resource: Ch. 9 in Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals

    Grubb, R. E. Jr., & Hemby, K. V.. (2003). Effective communication for criminal justice
    professionals. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Group.

    Describe the functions of organizational networks and specialized criminal justice databases, recognizing that technology is rapidly becoming more important in the field of criminal justice.

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    Organizational Networks: Database

    Forensic technology has allowed for unique identification of individuals involved in a criminal investigation. The DNA technology is an accepted scientific fact that has aided in the enforcement of law & justice in society. Side by side with the growth of DNA technology, databases have grown across the country. Legislation & measures were put in place were individuals involved in crimes including felonies were included in the system. Coupled with that, other databases have grown, like public records. They have always been archived but the advent of Information technology in the digital age has allowed for easier access to records from the DMV, marriage, birth & death certificates, proprietary ownerships, etc. While all these records are housed in archives & servers in States & some centralized in Federal facilities they are ...

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    The solution is written in APA format & discusses an aspect of law enforcement & the criminal justice system that relies heavily on the technological accuracy & efficiency of keeping records . The US government relies heavily on technologically advanced databases as well as the technology that allows for secure sharing of information between departments for regulation of clearance to access them. It describes the functions of organizational networks & criminal justice databases concisely, creating a basic picture of the role of technology in terms of keeping records in law enforcement. Attached with the solution is its word version for easy printing.