Overview

Welcome courts officers and security professionals! The Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC) collects and distributes information from the National Institute of Justice and other government and private sources on court technology and related issues, including court security, criminal case processing, evidence testing and handling and other investigative trial functions.

Technology has become an integral part of the court system. Screening tools are used to determine if courthouse visitors are carrying weapons or other threats or contraband. Computerized systems help manage cases and records and streamline jury management. Videoconferencing technology is being used for remote witness appearances and to conduct some judicial proceedings from jail facilities, which can save the cost of transporting inmates and improve safety and security at a courthouse. Attorneys can use sophisticated video evidence presentation systems to help communicate with juries.

Advances in technology used to collect and process digital and forensic evidence affect criminal case processing.