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September 30, 1999

Analyzing This

A police department in Kansas is mixing crime-analysis skills with common sense.

July 31, 1999

Shared Books Nab Crooks

Law enforcement increasingly turns to data warehousing to compile information on criminals on the move.

June 30, 1999

What's the Plan?

Without one, information technology is a bane instead of an asset.

May 31, 1999

Pre-Digital Thinking in a Digital Age

Barriers to sharing information and law enforcement approaches limit modern crimefighters.

April 30, 1999

Electronic Warrant Management Program Doesn't Prevent Tragedies

Technology can work wonders, but only if the human will and understanding are there.

March 31, 1999

Jack Maple: Betting on Intelligence

Former NYPD map master Jack Maple puts his money where his crime stats are.

February 28, 1999

Looking Through the Eye of a Storm

Deputies in the Florida Keys benefit from mankind's latest technology in a battle against primal nature.

January 31, 1999

AFIS Links Help Corner Crooks

Individual fingerprint databases become more powerful when combined into statewide, regional and national networks.

December 31, 1998

The Latent Potential of Latent Prints

Fingerprint identification programs have begun to make life easier for the cops and much more difficult for the robbers.

November 30, 1998

CAL/GANG Brings Dividends

A statewide database on gang members continues to help California officers solve crimes faster, cheaper and more often.

October 31, 1998

Web Sites Extend the Law's Long Arm

With more crime on the Internet, cops are posting information to improve access and fight crime.

September 30, 1998

This is a Smuggler ... This is a Smuggler on Radar

Pioneering a unique spiral development process, the U.S. Customs Service Domestic Air Interdiction Coordination Center overcame several challenges to implement a $17 million computer system upgrade.

August 31, 1998

Gun Records in a Rat's Nest

Gun sale records move from the basement into CD storage.

July 31, 1998

International Cooperation

USCS employs Operation Longarm to grab child-porn users.

June 30, 1998

Tragedy Kickstarts Children's Services Network

CSN is "strengthening the impact of service provision."

May 31, 1998

Grabbing a Court Records Project by the Horns

In Arizona's Maricopa County, the justice system has opened its doors to everyone with a computer.

April 30, 1998

Information Fends Off Buckshot

Edmonton, Alberta's police are using information for more than filling paper.

March 31, 1998

A New Kind of "Face Time" for Attorneys

Spending two hours on a jam-packed freeway or in a crowded courtroom hallway for a one-minute court appearance really makes no sense. It doesn't need to be that

January 31, 1998

High-tech Crime, High-tech Crime Fighting

Technology helps reunite stolen computers with their rightful owners.

December 31, 1997

GangNet: A New Tool in the War on Gangs

Law enforcement officers are armed with laptops and cellular phones as they hit the streets in their fight against gang-related crime.

November 30, 1997

L.A. Cops Get Wired

LAPD and local businesses team up for a $20 million network solution.

October 31, 1997

Putting the Human Touch Back in Government Service

Kentucky automates its child protection service, allowing caseworkers to spend more time with their clients -- the children.

August 31, 1997

Kids Safer With Technology

How law enforcement is using information technology to protect children.

July 31, 1997

DNA - Technology's Smoking Gun

DNA evidence is fast becoming accepted as undeniable proof of guilt or innocence in America's courts.

June 30, 1997

Department of Education Conducts Full-Circle Employee Evaluations

New software makes employee evaluations more realistic by letting a worker's peers anonymously rate job performance.

April 30, 1997

Groupware Improves State Disaster Coordination

Someone is trapped on a roof and flood waters are rising. Response must be swift and correctly prioritized.

November 30, 1996

Save Water, Sprinkle With a Computer

Weather satellites are being used to adjust a city's

February 29, 1996

Australia Privatizes Emergency Center

Victoria, Australia, and Intergraph Corp. teamed up to form a state-of-the-art emergency communications center that's attracting attention from all over the world.

December 31, 1995

Information-Age Kevlar

When two officers knocked on the door, information saved their lives.

September 30, 1995

CHP Computerizes its Front Lines

The California Highway Patrol is designing its own automated systems to improve safety and efficiency in its operations.

July 31, 1995

Direct Supervision and Records Automation

Instead of typical jail cells with steel bars, the Knox County Detention Facility incorporates direct supervision through the use of a computerized justice management system.