Accession Number:

AD0651427

Title:

SOME CAVEATS ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF TECHNOLOGY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

While research and development in newer and better techniques for law enforcement is desirable to cope with the increased mobility of the criminal, and with the greater temptation that society places in his path, caution is needed lest we create a Frankensteinian monster. Any new device created solely with a legitimate police activity in mind can and will probably be misused. Probably the greatest long-range danger is the excessive accumulation of power by mere access to information, and the self-intoxicating nature of such power upon mere mortals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE