Tech to monitor offenders isn't enough

Using the type of technology addressed in "Offenders under electronic watch" in Federal Computer Week's May 28, 2007, issue, with the idea that even one crime will be stopped is giving the public a false sense of security. Since these contraptions only monitor where you are and not what you are doing, they are relatively useless. Because most child molestation happens between a child and adult who know each other, the crime most likely occurs in the home of the victim or the perpetrator. It does not happen at a school, park, bus stop, etc. Until these systems can monitor intent, I resent that my tax dollars are being used to the fund them.

Leah Simon

Featured

  • Comment
    customer experience (garagestock/Shutterstock.com)

    Leveraging the TMF to improve customer experience

    Focusing on customer experience as part of the Technology Modernization Fund investment strategy will enable agencies to improve service and build trust in government.

  • FCW Perspectives
    zero trust network

    Why zero trust is having a moment

    Improved technologies and growing threats have agencies actively pursuing dynamic and context-driven security.

Stay Connected