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NCJ Number: 51078 Find in a Library
Title: DIFFUSION OF POLICE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (FROM POLICE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, 1978, BY KENT W COLTON - SEE NCJ-51065)
Author(s): K W COLTON
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPUTER-AIDED OPERATIONS IN POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE EXAMINED. HUMAN AS WELL AS TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE FUTURE ARE MADE.
Abstract: THE PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE PLAGUED INTRODUCTION OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INTO POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE REVIEWED. THESE INCLUDE OVEREXPECTATIONS, SMALL BASE OF SUPPORT, POOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT, AND FAILURE TO RECEIVE INPUT FROM THOSE WHO WILL ACTUALLY USE THE SYSTEM. A CHECKLIST PRESENTS CONDITIONS WHICH SHOULD BE PRESENT FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPUTER INTRODUCTION. DEPARTMENTS ARE WARNED THAT COMPUTERIZATION IS NOT A PANACEA. A MORE REALISTIC AND PRODUCTIVE OUTLOOK IS URGED. VENDORS ARE URGED TO BE MORE TRUTHFUL IN THEIR REPRESENTATIONS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT AS EXPECTATIONS BECOME MORE REALISTIC, PERFORMANCE WILL IMPROVE. REFERENCES ARE APPENDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Computers; Management; Police; Science and Technology; Technology transfer
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