Emory University Ring of Steel & Role of Data in Crime Prevention Questions
The course concluded this week with a review of the role of data in crime prevention. Beyond the “Ring of Steel” application, data and technology will continue to transform crime prevention and law enforcement.
Should law enforcement agencies be allowed to track parolees or probationers using GPS and GIS? Why or why not?How can mapping and GIS technology be used to best ensure the safety of the community? Keep in mind that any procedures or strategies must be constitutional.How sophisticated has crime mapping become in the U.S.? Is it a benefit to society or an unnecessary danger to allow ordinary residents to have access to mapping data such as crime maps or sex offender locations?Why is there a reluctance of the private sector and utilities to share GIS and other data with police and law enforcement agencies?