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The government is to provide funding for 15 more councils to get lie detectors to catch out benefit cheats, who cost taxpayers up to £400m a year.
Trials of the system, which analyses speech patterns, have saved hundreds of thousands of pounds, say councils.
Seven councils have already tested the technology, which is already used by the insurance industry to combat fraud.
Our streets bristle with CCTV cameras but tracking suspects requires long trawls through hours of footage. Facial recognition software is one shortcut, as is a new system that tracks clothing logos.
among police proposals to improve conviction rates is to try new software that will automatically search footage for distinctive clothing worn by unidentified offenders.
It's technology currently used by the sponsors of sporting events to track the visibility of their logos during TV coverage. This system - called Magellan - automatically tells firms how many times their logo appeared during coverage of a particular event, its size, prominence and the length of time on screen.
DCI Neville has said he wants criminals to "fear" CCTV more, but the challenge for the police is getting the systems - and the budgets - in place to make the most of the images caught on camera.