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Author Colton, Kent W.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Innovation ♦ Law enforcement ♦ Computer aided dispatch ♦ Police command and control ♦ Technology transfer ♦ Police resource allocation ♦ Computer technology
Abstract Over the past decade there has been a significant growth in the use of computer technology by U.S. police departments. This growth, however, has been at a slower rate than predicted in the early 1970's. Further, when computer applications extend beyond “routine” uses to “nonroutine” efforts, such as resource allocation or computer-aided-dispatch systems where the machine begins to become a tool for decision making, strategic planning and person/machine interaction, the results of the technology to date have been mixed. This paper reports on case studies and surveys which provide insights on the implementation and impact of police computer technology and the relationship of this technology to law enforcement and society.
Description Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (Colton, Kent W.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1
Page Count 11
Starting Page 10
Ending Page 20

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Source: ACM Digital Library