The Future of Corrections: How Can Mobile Biometric Technology Revolutionize the Arrest and Booking Process?

While patrolling a high-crime area, a deputy performs a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding through an apartment complex known for drug activity. Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy notes that the driver appears nervous and seems to be looking for an escape route; when asked for identification, the driver cannot produce any, but does provide a name. However, his evasiveness makes it very likely that the name is false.

The warrant check run by the deputy does not bring up any records; however, because of the driver’s suspicious behaviors, the deputy calls upon a new tool–a mobile identification device. The device captures a thumbprint from the subject, and, within a minute, the deputy has the driver’s real name and his record—including three no-bail warrants and a notation that he is considered “armed and dangerous.” After being taken safely into custody, the driver informs the officer that he has evaded arrest in four previous traffic stops simply by lying about his name. Without the new technology employed by the deputy, this would have been escape number five.