Accession Number:

ADA393079

Title:

Challenges and Choices for Crime-Fighting Technology. Federal Support of State and Local Law Enforcement

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP WASHINGTON DC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INST

Report Date:

2001-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

195.0

Abstract:

This report provides findings of a study of technology in use or needed by law enforcement agencies at the state and local level, for the purpose of informing federal policymakers as they consider technology-related support for these agencies. In addition, it seeks to characterize the obstacles that exist to technology adoption by law enforcement agencies and characterize the perceived impact of federal assistance programs intended to facilitate the process. The study findings are based on a nationwide Law Enforcement Technology Survey LETS and a similar Forensics Technology Survey FTS conducted in late spring and early summer 2000, interviews conducted throughout the year, focus groups conducted in autumn 2000, and review of an extensive, largely non-academic literature.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE