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Biometrics Makes the World a Smaller Place

Homeland Security Today
September 15, 2014
Written by Jason Briglin, student, School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University

Biometrics has simple roots, but it’s grown into a multibillion dollar market and is now part of the daily lives of US citizens. During the mid-1800s at the peak of the industrial revolution, workers and families relocated around the country in search of employment. Communities could no longer track people though collective historical knowledge. In order to elude the law, individuals often changed their name and effortlessly walked away from a criminal history.

Simultaneously, local courts were adopting methods of tracking repeat offenders. Courts became influenced by utilitarian thinkers like Jeremy Betham, who published, An Introductory View of the Rationale of Evidence; Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice. Betham was a well-known advocate for law reform and improvements in direct evidence processing.

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