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Technology and Policing

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0008
Technology and Policing

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This chapter studies the impact of technology on policing in Delhi. It shows that technology has affected both the methodology of crime and the law enforcing agencies. The chapter first looks at technology as a facilitator for criminals; cell phones are used as a means for communication among criminals, and the Internet provides ways for criminals to commit sophisticated crimes. It then views technology as a facilitator for better policing, which allow the police to counter criminal activities. Close circuit television cameras (CCTVs) are used as agents of silent policing, the Zonal Integrated Police Net allows police to access and exchange information among police forces, and the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) helps provide an integrated and comprehensive system that enhances the effectiveness of policing.

Keywords: technology; Delhi; law enforcing agencies; cell phones; Internet; cyber crimes; close circuit television cameras; silent policing; Zonal Integrated Police Net; Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System

Chapter.  3193 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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