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Effectiveness of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Policing in Nigeria

Ibikunle, F. and Adefihan, B. (2013) Effectiveness of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Policing in Nigeria. Scottish Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Scientific Studies, 11 (2). pp. 90-103. ISSN 2047-1278

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Abstract

This paper examined the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Effective Policing. It is an indisputable fact that the problem of crime has become acute that the police force as a government apparatus has no choice other than to employ the use of technologies to curb crime. However, in order to achieve the objective of the work, cross sectional survey method was used as a research method and instrument to collect data from respondents on the area of enquiry. The respondents were selected using the Multi-stage, Simple (probability) Random Sampling and Purposive Technique, six hundred sample sizes were chosen. The data collected was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Hypotheses were formulated and tested using the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. It was found out that the use of ICT and other Technologies enhances the performance and effectiveness of the Police.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT, Nigeria Police Force, Crime control, Law enforcement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
T Technology > T Technology (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 16:33
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2014 16:33
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2222

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