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TECHBeat, Summer 2013

NCJ Number
242754
Date Published
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Grant Number(s)
2010-MU-MU-K020
Annotation
This issue of TechBeat has five primary articles discussing new technologies aimed at improving law enforcement's technology needs.
Abstract
This summer 2013 issue of TechBeat contains five primary articles discussing new technologies aimed at improving law enforcement's technology needs. The first article, Through the Wall: Sensor Technology Can Add Another Tool to the Kit, discusses the use of through-the-wall sensors to detect motion through building walls. The second article, Tweeting Your Way to Better Community Relations, examines the use of social media as a means of humanizing police departments and improving community relations. The third article, Looking for Answers About Less-Lethal Technologies?, examines the lethality of less-lethal immobilization devices. The fourth article, App Tracks Probation and Community Corrections Officers, discusses the use of a smartphone application to track officers in the field in order to improve officer safety and offender management. The fifth article, Offender Tracking System Standard Nears Completion, discusses the development of offender tracking system (OTS) technology. Additional articles in this issue of TechBeat also discuss the magazine's transition to an online-only format and brief discussions of ongoing technology projects.
Date Created: July 1, 2013