Technological Innovation and Crime Prevention: Implications for Effective Performance of Nigerian Police

TAIWO, AKEEM A and AGWU, EDWIN (2016) Technological Innovation and Crime Prevention: Implications for Effective Performance of Nigerian Police. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLEDGE, 4 (4). pp. 58-66. ISSN 2321 – 919X

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New technological innovations have been developed to prevent crime and to improve the performance of police. Recently, the rate of crime in Nigeria has increased to the level which it has generated public uproar to the government for immediate solution. Government has put in place various security measures and policies to protect the lives and properties of its citizens but to no avail. Armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, rape, arson, terrorism, bomb attacks and other crimes have been the order of the day in Nigeria. To this end, this paper seeks to analyze the impact of technological innovation on crime prevention and effective policing in Nigeria. The findings show that understanding the effects of technological change is a crucial issue in contemporary policing because in recent times, many developments have been in place with respect to Information Technology (IT), analytic system, video surveillance systems, DNA testing, and other technologies that have far reaching implications for policing. Also, technological innovations brings about change in types of crime, change in criminals’ attitude and their mode of operation. The study recommends among others that there is need for security managers to be technology canny, and government should invest highly in modern crime solving technologies such as Social media policing, shots potter detection system, CCTV, DNA testing among others.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Miss Ayomikun Ogunbadejo
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 10:15
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 10:15

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