In 1985, 17 years old Russian Krystal Beslanowitch was murdered gruesomely. Based on an autopsy, she died from a crushing blow to the skull. As with other related murder cases, the identity of the cold-hearted murder remained shrouded in the dark, not until he ran out of luck.
Mr. Simpson, the murderer, was exposed in 2013 with the help of new forensic technology. The extracted DNA from the granite rock used to crush Krystal’s skull matched that of Simpson. In the end, technology won, and justice prevailed.
Of course, there are several other stories similar to the chilling case of Krystal Beslanowitch. And these cases, including how they were solved, are proof that technology is an excellent tool for crime-fighting and obtaining justice.
Below, we will be emphasizing the role tech plays in crime-fighting.
1. Forensic tools
Forensic tools also play a huge role in the crime-fighting sphere. With drones and facial recognition technology, this tool has helped law enforcement agencies uncover several helpful secrets and enhance investigation to ensure that justice is served without compromise.
Aside from the typical forensics we all know, which involves identifying victims and analyzing evidence, there is also what we call digital forensic. Digital forensic involves preservation, identification, extraction, including documentation of digital evidence, which can be valuable in the court of law. Today, a mobile device forensics tool can be used to access data, be it encrypted or not, to solve numerous criminal cases.
Again, technology has come to man’s rescue in his bid to rid his land of unscrupulous elements and pursue justice for those deserving of it.
2. Drone Assistance
Drones, no doubt, have provided security agencies with an edge over marauding criminals who take to their heels in a bid to escape the long arms of the law.
Before the advent of this impressive technology, chasing suspects, especially those who take to the roof, or abscond in cars, was quite challenging. Furthermore, retrieving evidence hidden in places inaccessible by humans was difficult.
What about suspect identification and security surveys? Of course, drones are suited for such tasks. And on that note, it is safe to say that they are a blessing to security agencies and a curse to criminals.
3. Facial recognition tech
Over the years, facial recognition technology has proven to be an effective and helpful tool in the Police’s arsenal. This tech, which has helped identify and capture several crime suspects, has turned out to be a criminal’s worst nightmare or bane.
Of course, like drones, facial recognition has been with us for some time now, and there is no doubt that it remains key to fighting crime in the future.
Suppose perhaps; you doubt the effectiveness of facial recognition. In that case, I must bring in to your knowledge that high-profile criminals have met their waterloo at the hands of this technology, a testament to its efficiency in fishing out even professional criminals.
Without technology, many individuals would have been deprived of justice, and we’ll have several criminals roaming the streets looking to prey on their next victims. With the advent of technology and its innovation, we have what it takes to combat crime and bring it to a standstill.