With the advent of various technological advancements, law enforcement efforts in the investigation
and prosecution of crime have been met with positive results. However, with every advantage comes
a disadvantage. Criminals have also benefited from these technologies and use the same
advancements that law enforcement employs during the commission of their crimes, or as a tool for
their crimes (this is evidenced in computer-related offenses and the misuse of the Internet).
In a 3 page paper (excluding title and reference pages), address the following areas in full detail:
summarize the advantages of computers/software and the use of computer technology in
investigations, summarize the disadvantages to law enforcement with respect to the advancements of
computers, research a case where the computer was used to aid in the commission of a crime,
research a case where the use of the computer was beneficial to the prosecution in a criminal case,
and provide a final conclusion/paragraph that addresses your subjective opinion as to whether these
technologies, in an overall sense, are of benefit or a hindrance to law enforcement efforts.