Liu and Bao (2014) commented on the essential part that with the increase in crime and criminals across the world, it is becoming tough for the Cops to maintain the data manually and paper based. So, with the advent of modern technology the Cops across the World have thought of introducing E-Cops Information Management system. This system helps in effective and efficient allotment of secret and critical information that can be easily shared across various police stations.
1.1) Aims of the Research Work
The aim of the research work is seeing the effectiveness of E-Cops Management System in Contact Devon and Cornwall Police. Moreover it also aims in keeping the info ration encrypted to the maximum extent for the proper functioning of the criminal records. Other than this it also aims in understanding the requirements of the centralized criminal information system in the police stations for using it effectively.
1.2) Objectives of Research Work
- To understand the efficiency of using E-Cops Management System in the police station.
- To understand the operation of E-Cops Management system in securing the data and information.
- To understand the protective and preventive measures taken for protection of this system throughout the police stations.
H0: E-Cops Management system helps in handling the criminal cases effectively and in a secured way.
H1: E-Cops Management system does not help in handling the criminal cases effectively and in a secured way.
According to the point of view of Risius and Beck (2015) the E-Cops Management System is a computerized system that helps the police officers in providing as well as sharing the criminal cases along with the criminals involved. This information system is quite transparent in nature and hence it helps in registering the criminal cases in the most advanced way. It keeps the records such as evidences, criminals, forensic reports and other details available from the crime scene or from the witnesses.
2.2) Role of ICT
One of the major systems in this management system is the presence of effective ICT system that helps the cops to get connected to each other easily and relay the information collected. Shoraj et al. (2014) commented that this helps in effective and fast way of sharing information that helps in speedy completion and solve of the criminal cases. It also helps in fast tracking of the criminals based on the data and evidences collected.
2.3) Success of E-Cops in Crime Handling
As commented by Cho (2015) the E-Cops management system is a success in handling the criminal cases to the maximum extent. This helps in generation of information al through the police stations for the rapid and fast work on the criminals. The database is to be made centralized so that it can be easily used by the several police stations at the same time.
2.4) Requirements for effective management of E-Cops system
From the outlook of Remeshevska (2014) the E-Cops management system requires both software as well as hardware requirements. The technology that is used is Java and the Operating System used is Windows 2000 and XP. The hardware requirement also consists of Intel Pentium processor along with 5 GB hard disk memory and RAM speed is of 128 MB.
This section of the research work deals with the role of ICT, E-Cops management system and the success of it in Global World. Moreover the hardware and software requirements for installing this management system are also vividly discussed.
3.1) Research Approach
For accomplishment of the research work inductive research design is utilized that helps in understanding the new theories and concepts (Phillips and Gayadeen, 2015).
3.2) Research Design
Descriptive research design is used for this research work.
3.3) Research Philosophy
Post-positivism research philosophy is used that influences the data collected and analyzed.
3.4) Data Collection Methods
In this research work, both primary and secondary data collection methods are utilized. Primary data is collected through qualitative and quantitative questionnaires (Rose, 2015). The secondary data is collected via articles, journals and websites through both online and offline sources.
3.5) Sample Size
10 developers of E-Cop Management system and 50 police personnel’s using it are interviewed.
3.6) Research Ethics
The codes of conduct of the organization and the University of the Researcher are strictly followed. This therefore focuses towards not hurting the sentiments of any of the participants.
Time constraint and budget limitations are the major limitations while conducting this research work.
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