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 VirTra V-300 

Thanks In the past half-decade, the researchers at VR Scout explored many interesting, entertaining, and educational use cases for VR. Now, sheriffs in Monmouth County, NJ are being trained using a new training facility incorporates a virtual reality simulator, the VirTra V-300, with physical training. The V-300 allows for officers to experience criminal, and potentially dangerous, situations. Criminal justice students enrolled in capstone courses such as Senior Seminar could utilize this technology in preparation for post graduate law enforcement careers.


Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office

The GIS!!

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making.

This information system would be great for research methods courses in criminal justice. Crime mapping is a very important skill, and using GIS can aide in-creating physical representations such as charts and graphs.


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