1.) No. The idea of having a National
Before we climb up to a higher level of criminal justice system we should consider the factors that contribute positively and negatively to the interdependence of such system. After all, the institutions and actors in the criminal justice system are highly interdependent:
a.) Interdependence of Institutions – The Police, Prosecutors and the Court must join hand in hand in developing and maintaining plans and programs to uphold peace and order in a state. Since the notion of a “system” suggests something highly rational- carefully planned, coordinated and regulated, we cannot move towards next step if we could not even consider changing the current dilemma of our Philippine Criminal Justice System. The big question is “How can we appreciate system’s complex ways if even the highest officials in the legislative and judicial system tend to manipulate their functions and roles in giving justice to all. Yes it might be of great help in revealing of the real suspects of the crime but will this be unbiased? And not generate two sets justices- the one for poor and one for elite? For example, will the real perpetrators of the crime such as “kuratong baleleng” be really revealed and come out in the open?
b.) Impact on statutes and laws – There is a pending Act in the Senate (Senate Bill No. 3177) which defines cybercrime, providing prevention, suppression and imposition of penalties, but will this be enough to be used as a barometer in upholding human rights and the rule of law? Will our law providers allow us to store, retrieve, and use a
c.) Hackers and other malicious/crafty people – Need not to mention the risk of having our privacy and identity being jeopardized. There might be a threat of transforming known crimes into a more heinous and tricky one. Of course, knowing about the current database, perpetrators of the crime will definitely become crafty. They may create carefully-planned crimes that would leave unrecognizable remains, such as arson and the like.
d.) Maintenance during crash/ breakdown – Truly, there are multiple problems that would arise in any super-large database, and unfortunately would leave us people into a “wait and see situation.” We should raise some questions such as: How big is the memory? How many database servers are serving the people? How fast is the server? Considering the 88.57 Million population in
e.) Cost – Cost of the equipment (and its maintenance) and trainings of other scientists, personnel of law enforcement agencies in