JUS­TICE SYS­TEM SHOULD BE EM­BRAC­ING TECH­NOL­OGY AS A QUICK AND EF­FEC­TIVE CRIME-FIGHT­ING TOOL

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

THE abil­ity for crime vic­tims to di­rectly down­load CCTV footage to po­lice by us­ing the in­ter­net cloud seems ob­vi­ous in the 21st cen­tury.

It would save of­fi­cers wast­ing time trudg­ing the streets to pick up phys­i­cal copies of the footage.

The pub­lic should be able to send the footage quickly and con­ve­niently. Those who are fre­quently af­fected by crime may be more likely to send their ev­i­dence. Know­ing that footage can be used quickly may make more peo­ple in­stall CCTV, rather than con­sid­er­ing the cost a waste of money.

How­ever, the fact it has taken this long to adopt the in­ter­net cloud to send footage to po­lice begs a ques­tion. Just what other out-of-date, old fash­ioned and age­ing sys­tems are used by po­lice, lawyers and the courts to fight crime?

Jon Bas­sett - Re­porter

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