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Africa’s Information Revolution:: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security
Type of Resource: Research report
Year of Publication: 2013
- Solutions or Strategies
- Internet Safety
Author(s): Steven Livingston
The rapid absorption and adaptation of new information and communications technology across Africa creates numerous opportunities to address widespread insecurity and crime, particularly in Africa’s urban slums. Advances in imaging and data management can improve police effectiveness and optimize the application of scarce state resources, while ubiquitous mobile telephony and other ICTs can lay the groundwork for collective action and police-community engagement in previously inconceivable ways.