Information Sharing and Interoperability in Law Enforcement: An Investigation of Federal Criminal Justice Information Systems Use by State/Local Law Enforcement Organizations
Master's thesis Jun 2002-Mar 2003
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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This thesis investigates the frequency of use and perceptions of usefulness of federal criminal justice information systems among state and local law enforcement personnel and certain IS environmental factors that affect usage. The study is predicated by a demonstrated need for increased information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration among the three tiers of law enforcement as public safety threats within U.S. borders increase in complexity e.g., the Murrah Federal Building bombing, Columbine High School shooting, 911 terrorist attacks, and D.C. sniper case. The results of this research indicate high usage and perceived usefulness of the National Crime Information Center Network NCIC Net, National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System NLETS, Uniform Crime ReportingNational Incident Based Reporting System UCRNIBRS, National Instant Criminal Background Check System NICS, and federal LE websites. The results also indicated that the IS environmental factors information quality and trust influenced the usage and perceived usefulness of federal criminal justice information systems.
- Administration and Management
- Sociology and Law