As we all know, as humans we tend to make mistakes. For instance the wrong person being arrested or accused of a crime that he/or she didn’t commit. Positively identifying a criminal is very important in law enforcement. Facial recognition technology sort of works the same way as the license plate reader that’s installed in police vehicles. The facial recognition functions uses facial measurements to either identify a person or dispose of until the correct match appears or is located. Just like a fingerprint, faces also identifies a person.
Rivera, J. (2013). Facial recognition technology: Staring down the future. Retrieved from
An arrest was made due to someone shooting a gun in a neighborhood thanks to the “Shotspotter technology”. The shotspotter technology registers gunshots that are made in different areas of California. It’s a acoustic gunshot detection system, which utilizes acoustic sensors with the help of a customized mapping computer system. This technology also allows officers to locate where the gunshots are coming from in a timely manner and make an immediate arrest.
An Arrest Made Using “Shotspotter” Technology from LASD- Central Station, Los Angeles County