Tagged: police

With fewer officers, police use technology to fight crime

Police departments are relying on technology as they find themselves with fewer and fewer officers because of deep budget cuts. GPS, social media, and closed-circuit cameras are just a few of the technologies now being used by police departments. Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminal justice at BU’s Metropolitan College and a 27-year veteran […]

Police officers killed in the line of duty

January has seen 14 police officers killed in the line of duty across the U.S. Boston University criminology professor and former Boston police officer┬áThomas Nolan comments on this alarming trend. “It’s all about guns (in a society in which many are already predisposed toward violence). The ease of access to firearms for the unhinged, deranged, […]