Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System suggests that information technology in criminal justice will continue to challenge us to think about how we turn information into knowledge, who can use that knowledge, and for what purposes. In this text, editor April Pattavina synthesizes the growing body of research in information technology and criminal justice. Contributors examine what has been learned from past experiences, what the current state of IT is in various components of the criminal justice system, and what challenges lie ahead.

The Future of Information Technology in Criminal Justice: Prospects and Challenges

The future of information technology in criminal justice: Prospects and challenges

The criminal justice system is entering a new era fundamentally transformed by advances in information technology (IT). No longer do most of us in the criminal justice field view technology with a sense of awe and wonder. Through the multitude of technological successes and failures, we are beginning to respect and understand IT for all of its promise, complexity, and challenges. IT will continue to evolve in ways that we have yet to foresee.

Through the articles in this volume, we have come to understand that the development, implementation, and application of IT are influenced by a variety of factors. Some of the factors identified ...

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