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Law Enforcement

Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications and biometric systems which aid law enforcement agencies. While most often fingerprints, DNA, and in some cases facial recognition, this is a wide-ranging category and can include AFIS, ABIS, mobile identification systems, criminal ID solutions, fingerprint recognition, surveillance, as well as access control systems.


FBI reduces DNA case backlog

According to an audit conducted by the Inspector General Office at the U.S. Department of Justice, the total forensic DNA…


Biometric Research Notes: Consolidation trend expected to continue in biometrics sector

Over the past two years, the biometrics industry has undergone increasing consolidation, as larger players acquired smaller firms, enabling the…


Ghana adopts biometric voter verification

The Ghanaian government will be using biometric voter verification in its upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. This will be a…


Gabon using biometric technology for civil registry

In a bid for a better means of identification among its citizens, Gabon has initiated a National Biometric Identification System…


Leicester gets new biometric unit for registration of foreigners

Leicester now has a fully functioning facial recognition system in one of its post offices. Biometric technology is often one…


Pakistan to assist Maldives with airport biometrics

The Government of Pakistan will assist the Maldives with installing biometric border security systems at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport….


Cross Match demonstrates Guardian fingerprint scanners

Cross Match Technologies demonstrated the next version of its Guardian line of fingerprint scanners at the 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference…


New biometric gait recognition research conducted in U.K.

When iris scans and facial recognition fail to identify individuals from a distance, then it is time to add on…


Fingerprint kits distributed to police in Pakistan

In an attempt to modernize criminal investigating methods, 17 police stations in Khanewal, Pakistan were provided with complete fingerprint kits….


Biometric Consortium event a success

The Biometric Consortium Conference held last week at the Tampa Convention Center was a success. Co-sponsored by the Armed Forces…

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