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Gotcha! FBI launches new biometric systems to nail criminals

Robert L. Mitchell | Dec. 20, 2013
By adding palm print, face and iris image search capabilities, the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) hopes to improve the accuracy of identity searches, make it easier to positively identify and track criminals as they move through the criminal justice system and provide a wider range of tools for crime scene investigators.

It's a criminal database, so to get in there the person must have been arrested and charged with a crime at some point. "But adding federal coverage will provide more comprehensive coverage," Seifero says. Also, Seifero says, "some of those are repeat customers who were arrested several times or have rap back subscriptions with multiple employers."


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