Honors Program

[Honors-in-Discipline (Choose below)], Honors in History

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Daryl Anthony Carter

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Elwood Watson, Keith Johnson


“Technology and the Police” primarily seeks to underline the importance of the role technology plays when it comes to law enforcement. As agents of law enforcement, police are needed to protect and defend society. From the use of DNA to video surveillance and tracking tools, technology helps police officers achieve their goal. Furthermore, technology may also serve as a means of control to make sure police are doing their job effectively. Another purpose of “Technology and the Police” is to show that unlike popular belief, the study of history does not start and ends in the past. It is a continuous process from which many lessons can be learnt and understood, it is timeless. Hence, this thesis also attempts to challenge ideas that history and technology cannot blend together because one represents the past and the other represents the present and the future.


East Tennessee State University

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Honors Thesis - Open Access

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