The science behind a manhunt

(CNN) New technology is making it easier for police to find criminals.

In our global era, the challenge seems broader than ever.

Along with the emergence of the worldwide manhunt — the science behind chasing criminals has evolved too.

Scientific and technological advancements have given investigators more sophisticated tools to work with.

Better development techniques in the fingerprinting field give detectives a clearer picture.

Computer programs are evolving, enhancing images to even greater detail down to tracing ballistic evidence.

Advances in DNA analysis are widely considered the most meaningful step forward toward solving more crimes.

Law enforcement officials said advances in the way they can now communicate with each other, makes it even tougher for criminals to hide. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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