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The Digital Hand, Vol 3How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries$
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James W. Cortada

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165869

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.001.0001

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Digital Applications in Law Enforcement

Digital Applications in Law Enforcement

(p.102) 4 Digital Applications in Law Enforcement
The Digital Hand, Vol 3

James W. Cortada

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses technologies adopted by the law enforcement community over a half century. Specifically, it looks at the use of computing by policing agencies, courts, and corrections, with a brief introduction to the early history of computer crime as it currently represents a new class of criminal activity made possible by the existence of the digital hand.

Keywords:   law enforcement, computing, telecommunications, computer crime, computer fraud

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