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Accountable police in the digital society

Författare och institution:
Marie Eneman (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU)); Bertil Rolandsson (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU)); Urban Nuldén (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU)); Jan Ljungberg (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU)); Erik Borglund (-)
Publicerad i:
Internet, Politics, and Policy (IPP) Academic Conference,
Publikationstyp:
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Sammanfattning (abstract):
A crucial part of police work has always consisted of valuation of different types of information. The increased availability of open digital information has given rise to a large number of challenges for the police and places new demands on the organisation of information valuation. The police has a broad commission that includes reducing criminality and increasing security, which places high demands that the valuation of information is conducted in line with accountability and follows law and rules. A consequence when citizens and organizations generate and make different types of information available through for example platforms such as social media is that it creates new possibilities for the police regarding availability and rapid information collection. At the same time, the amount of data and the possibilities for different types of information searching constitute a risk that the police use incorrect information or develops routines that poses a threat to individuals’ integrity. A starting point for this study is that digital technology has created new challenges, related to integrity and accountability, for the organization, for the individual police but also for individuals in general in society. With this as a background, the study aims to develop knowledge of how open digital information affects the police in general and in particular their practice of information valuation. Following questions will be focused: (1) How is the practice of information valuation within the police affected by open digital information, and what challenges could be identified? (2) How is the police practice affected by the public’s access to open digital information (for example when the public use digital technology to record police misuse and make it available through social media etc) (3) How is the police practices, were gathering and valuation of information occur, affected by demands of accountability? The study is designed as a case study of the Swedish police organisation and the first stage is to conduct a pilot study with a few individual interviews. The result from the pilot study will be presented in this conference paper.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Sociologi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Juridik ->
Juridik och samhälle ->
Rättssociologi
Nyckelord:
Open digital information, police practice, information valuation, accountability, integrity
Postens nummer:
236892
Posten skapad:
2016-05-25 09:19

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