Crime dramas are incredibly popular. Many of them contain a gotcha moment where a law enforcement officer or a lawyer meals a criminal with their own words. The most famous gotcha moment in movie history came when Jack Nicholson screamed, “You can’t handle the truth!”
These kind of gotcha moments are pretty rare in the real world. Often times, criminals will deny any criminal activity until evidence can fix them. And rarely will you see a suspect’s own words used against him in the court of law.
But these gotcha moments are making a resurgence thanks to Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies is a multi-million-dollar telecommunications company that runs the telephones with inside prisons. If you ever find yourself behind bars and requesting your one phone call, chances are you are using Securus Technologies telephone services.
Securus Technologies makes sure to record every single phone call that takes place inside of a jail that they service. It is kind of a creepy thing to do but it serves as another deterrent to stay out of jail. These hundreds of thousands of minutes of phone calls are then logged onto a computer’s hard drive. Law enforcement is then allowed to comb through all of this digital information using proprietary software.
The software allows police officers and lawyers to probe deep into this database in order to pick out one person’s voice. This kind of capability really gives law enforcement and lawyers in edge when it comes to convicting criminals of crimes. If a suspect denies any criminal activity, a lawyer can simply turn on a recorded telephone call that will incriminate them. This technology has really made for some great gotcha moments.
The technology also saves a ton of resources. Law enforcement spends less time searching for evidence when the criminal himself cops to the crime.