Changing the Criminal Justice System: Forensic Technology and Real-Time Data


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At present, levels of crime in the U.S. are on the rise. According to the U.S. Crime Report, there were 16,277 murders of which 10,568 were committed by males and 1,176 were committed by female, as of 2010. Besides, the report indicated that gun violence costs the USA $100 billion annually and that 93% of all firearms used in criminal acts were obtained illegally and contributed to increased homicides (Cook, 2002). Despite the high levels of crime in the region, most crime laboratories of police departments experience difficulties while trying to use technology to establish criminals and potential areas of crime.

Problem Statement
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List two paragraph statements that result of a review of research findings and current practice
List logical argument for the need to address and identify the gap in the research literature
List preliminary evidence that provide justification
Purpose of study
Globalization and the expansion of communications and travel have led to a dramatic increase in the accessibility of firearms for criminal use across the globe. One of the key concern is that firearms are easily hidden, transported, broken down the reassembled so as to make the movement relatively easy. Skilled ballistics engineers effortlessly activate duplicate weapons for hatching criminal plots. Detection of the criminal trade and transit of firearms for criminal use can be difficult.
Significance of Study
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Describe how the study will contribute to the gap and identify the problem statement
Discuss social change
Studies have revealed that the implementation of specific forensic technology such as micro-stamping (Demsey & Forst, 2011) and CCTV, have been linked to a decline in levels of crime as well as improved efficiency in tracking and arresting perpetrators. Despite the evident success of these technologies, the importance of application of forensic sciences has not received as much emphasis as it deserves. Technologies that facilitate a standardized implementation of forensic sciences are required to tackle increasingly tech-savvy criminals. Yet, existing technologies have not been applied through police departments and crime laboratories. The main purpose of this study is to augment the application of forensic technologies in criminal justice systems, with particular emphasis on the crime laboratories of the police department.
Background of study
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List of scholars and findings that support the problem statement
The use of illegal fire arms to commit crimes has been on the rise in the US in the recent years. In the event that the fire arms are legally owned, the owners often use them illegally in committing various crimes. In order to combat this problem, the US criminal departments have resorted to applying forensic technology in resolving the problem. This technology can be used to determine whether the user is the legitimate owner of the fire arm, thus reducing incidents of crime. The application of this new technology, however, needs validation from the persons and departments involved. This will be done through a survey study to assess the effectiveness of the technique. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to recommend a sampling strategy that will be used for the quantitative study, give a rationale to support the strategy selected, define the population for the study, sampling technique used, and an explanation for the selection of the technique.
Research Questions
1. What is the relationship between managers and non-mangers attitude toward use of forensic
technology to solve crime?
2. What is the relationship amongst men and women that were captured as a result of forensic technology?
3. What are the most important factors that influence crime prevention through the use of forensic technology?
Research Hypothesis
When forensic technology is used crime rate decreases.
Alternative hypothesis: applying forensic technology has a positive effect on crime prevention
The alternative hypothesis tells the researcher what prediction could affect the independent
variable or the statistical significance of probability.
Null Hypotheses – Applying forensic technology methods has no effect on crime prevention
Dependent variable: What is the difference in crime prevention data and data capture from
forensic technology?
Independent variable: What is the relationship between managers and non-managers utilizing
Forensic technology to capture crime data methods and crime prevention date used by the
Nature of the Study
Theoretical Framework
Nature of the Study
Write 2 paragraphs that will discuss the approach that will be used to address the research questions
The study seeks to conduct a comprehensive research into the subject of the applicability of forensic technology in criminal justice systems. For this purpose, both primary and secondary sources of data will be collected using a qualitative design, although the data will be converted to quantitative data for analysis. Qualitative data collection, which gathers non-numerical data (Hakim, 2000), enables better understanding of the needs of the criminal justice system, as well as comprehending behaviours that will impact the implementation of forensic technologies. A questionnaire will be used to collect data from participants. The participants will be members of crime prevention departments including the police.
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