Security Congress Abstract
The U.S. criminal justice system has lost the public trust in recent years as bad behavior by certain officers and misreporting by the press have led to the conclusion that the "system" is corrupt. This presentation will present a novel use of hybrid-permissioned blockchain technology to enable an immutable, non-repudiable chain of evidence from collection at the scene to presentation in court, visible and verifiable to anyone with an interest throughout the process. Use of a system like this should remove most court backlogs currently dedicated to evidence validity challenges, and put the ability to trust back into the system. Enabling new technology enriches all of our lives when used to give our public systems the chance to excel at what they do.