DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED CRIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

The present, in his yearly state of he union message to congress announced a ground plan: “To bring the most advanced technology to the war on crime in every city and country in Nigeria”. In less than ten months congress and the president had put into law the omnibus and the president bad put into law the congress and the president has put into law the omnibus crime control and safe streets act of 2001. among other initiatives, this low created the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, LEAA, specifically t deliver on the president is promise of technological assistance. They contributed nearly N50 million to state police and local government criminal justice and law enforcement agencies to fight crime. This founding was overmatched by other federal agencies such as the FBI and he states and local government police themselves. The police man date to “assist” was broad but a large share of its technological assistance was aimed at adding the powerful tools of management science and information system on the fight against crime. The project focuses on a particular class of computer use, searches for vital information, that constitute the bulk of police computer activity. The results suggests that computerize search capability is widely and routinely used by both patrol officers and detectives, and that such uses are valued by the police in their fight against crime.

1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The chronic lack of adequate information is the paramount difficulty facing the police in the fight against crime. The lack ranges from the police chief’s shortages, of information on how to deploy the department’s limited 13 resources, to the practical problems of each patrol officer’s uncertainty over whom to stop and question regarding suspicious behavior. The multi faceted management system approaches of the year addressed the problem with significant payoffs. The challenge of improving the information provided in the patrol officer in the street or the detective working a case, was not amenable to such approaches. Rather, the only source of information on how to deal with specific individuals or cases was existing records. And the only means of using those records was to “look something up” Thus, records and searching form core of the information system that support the patrol and detective functions of the police.

1.2 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The fundamental objectives of the computerized crime management system are; Improves police effectiveness in combating crime. Detection and prosecution of criminal cases especially crime. Performance of such military duties within and outside Nigeria as may be required by them. Production of a reliable type of nationwide crime detection system for administration and operational user of the police and enforcement agencies.

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED CRIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM