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New South Wales Police Expand Use of Portable Fingerprint Scanner

NSW Police has confirmed it will roll out a new state-wide system of Criminal Infringement Notices (CINs) with the aid of a biometric finger-scanning device from 2009 in an effort to reduce paperwork and court attendances. As first reported by Computerworld Australia, NSW Police has been testing portable biometric devices for a number of years as a means of linking individuals to crimes. A CIN is an alternative legal process to the arrest and processing of suspects and involves an "on-the-spot" fine for a range of minor criminal offences.

NSW Police to use mobile biometrics by 2009, Computerworld New Zealand, November 2, 2007.