Technology and the Future of Policing

  • Andy Bain
  • Louis P. Carsone
  • James A. Conser
  • Brandon J. Courtney
  • William J. Mackey
  • Bryan K. Robinson
  • Andrew Turowski


In this final chapter the authors have come together to present a brief discussion of the future of technology, its use by law enforcement officers/officials, and its potential concern. The technology under development today will soon reach the “street” tomorrow and the timeframe from development to common usage is becoming shorter in this digital age. This final chapter is, without doubt, an extremely important discussion to have. As the introduction to this text stated, the pace of change that takes place in technology today has never been seen before, and to maintain our knowledge and understanding, we need to be forward thinking and innovative in our own use of technology.


Future challenges Possible future scenarios Technology advances 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andy Bain
    • 1
  • Louis P. Carsone
    • 2
  • James A. Conser
    • 3
    • 4
  • Brandon J. Courtney
    • 5
  • William J. Mackey
    • 6
  • Bryan K. Robinson
    • 1
  • Andrew Turowski
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of Mount UnionAllianceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Public SafetyHubbardUSA
  3. 3.Department of Sociology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of Mount UnionAllianceUSA
  4. 4.Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic ScienceYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA
  5. 5.Department of EnglishPassaic County Community CollegePatersonUSA
  6. 6.Department of CriminologyIndiana State UniversityTerre HauteUSA
  7. 7.Chief of PoliceLouisville Police DepartmentLouisvilleUSA

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