JUSTICE SYSTEM SHOULD BE EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY AS A QUICK AND EFFECTIVE CRIME-FIGHTING TOOL
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 Just what other out-of-date, old fashioned and ageing systems are used by police, lawyers and the courts to fight crime?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