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dc.creatorMakhanu, Everlyne
dc.creatorOduor, Collins
dc.creatorAcosta (Dr.), Freddie
dc.date08/12/2014
dc.dateTue, 12 Aug 2014
dc.dateTue, 12 Aug 2014 17:58:56
dc.dateTue, 12 Aug 2014 17:58:56
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-18T11:29:14Z
dc.date.available2015-03-18T11:29:14Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/3814
dc.descriptionConference paper presented at IST-Africa 2014 conference- Mauritius
dc.descriptionThe adoption of mobile technology in crime prevention has substantially grown across the world. However, this is not the case in Kenya, because the public still have to go from one police station to another to report crimes and to receive general services from the police. The crime records are usually recorded manually in police Occurrence Book (OB) and therefore determining the accurate crime trends and rates of reported crimes has proved to be a major hurdle in crime prevention for the Kenya police. This study aimed at developing a mobile application that would aid the Kenyan public to report crimes to the nearest police station, receive alerts on new crime spot areas, query information about arrested individuals and encourage community policing. The study also involved the development of a back-end web-based prototype that incorporated a digitised OB and a criminal database. The mobile Android application was tested on various devices and the test results ascertained. The study revealed that most users would use the mobile-police application because of convenience, reduced fear of victimization and ease of use.
dc.description.abstractThe adoption of mobile technology in crime prevention has substantially grown across the world. However, this is not the case in Kenya, because the public still have to go from one police station to another to report crimes and to receive general services from the police. The crime records are usually recorded manually in police Occurrence Book (OB) and therefore determining the accurate crime trends and rates of reported crimes has proved to be a major hurdle in crime prevention for the Kenya police. This study aimed at developing a mobile application that would aid the Kenyan public to report crimes to the nearest police station, receive alerts on new crime spot areas, query information about arrested individuals and encourage community policing. The study also involved the development of a back-end web-based prototype that incorporated a digitised OB and a criminal database. The mobile Android application was tested on various devices and the test results ascertained. The study revealed that most users would use the mobile-police application because of convenience, reduced fear of victimization and ease of use.
dc.languageeng
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dc.subjectSituational Crime prevention
dc.subjectmobile technology
dc.subjectOccurrence Book
dc.subjectMobile Application
dc.subjectprototype
dc.titleThe adoption of mobile technology as a tool for situational crime prevention in Kenya
dc.typeConference Paper


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