Advocate: Technology in Policing

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For nearly forty years, policymakers within law enforcement, commercially motivated interest groups, and scholars have made the case for an augmented implementation of technology in policing, particularly information technologies. The prominent discourse is efficiency and cost-effectiveness of operations, as technology is hypothesized to improve the quality of law enforcement on a wide range of outcomes and outputs. Prima facie, technology can revolutionize law enforcement; ample examples indicate where this is the case. Research areas in support of technology in policing include computers, GPS-based technologies, video recording of crime scenes, and forensic evidence, such as DNA testing.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPolice Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationContrasting Perspectives, Second Edition
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781108278423
ISBN (Print)9781108417815
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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