Posted: August 4th, 2022

Criminalist Discussion Board 4

            In 1999, the FBI initiated operation of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). This database contains approximately 50 million fingerprint records and links state AFIS computers. In this assignment, you will examine the use of the IAFIS system regarding efficacy, constitutionality, and any benefits or advantages.


Assignment Guidelines

In 7 paragraphs words, address the following:

In your own words, what is the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)?

In your own words, what are the steps for utilizing the IAFIS? Explain.

What advantages do you think are realized through the use of IAFIS? Explain.

What disadvantages might the system pose for crime scene investigators? Explain.

Do you feel that it is ethical to use an automated system to compare crime scene fingerprints with those in a database? Is it constitutional? Why or why not? Explain your rationale.

Is there any potential for abuse of the system? Why or why not? Explain.


Expert paper writers are just a few clicks away

Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.

Calculate the price of your order

You will get a personal manager and a discount.
We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price: