ABSTRACT

Detecting Concealed Weapons: Technology Research at the National Institute of Justice   [open pdf - 110KB]

Knowing what is being brought into a facility is critical to keeping that facility secure. Unfortunately, those attempting to bring contraband in are not particularly forthcoming about their efforts. They will hide, sneak and lie to get their packages through; and when the packages contain weapons, finding out may be a matter of life and death. Recognizing the severity of the threat that offenders with concealed weapons pose to corrections and law enforcement officials, as well as the public, President Clinton directed DOJ to develop better technologies and create standards and guidelines for available technologies. In response, DOJ, through the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), initiated the Infrastructure Protection Program to address this need. The program began in 1994 with a look at the problem of concealed weapons and has since expanded to study other types of weapons. This document identifies newly developed research and technologies into improved concealed weapons detections for use by corrections and criminal justice professionals.

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2001
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Public Domain
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Technology Programs of the National Institute of Justice, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/sciencetech
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