Information management and communication technology for conflict prevention and peace

Soar, Jeffrey (2008) Information management and communication technology for conflict prevention and peace. In: International business under adversity - a role in corporate responsibility, conflict prevention and peace. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, USA, pp. 73-92. ISBN 9781 84720 374 8


Information management and technology (ICT) has much to offer to support public safety and policing in conflict prevention and peace. Police and public safety agencies have been using ICTs for several decades for managing the processes of investigation and preparation of documents for prosecution. The processes of receiving calls for assistance and dispatching response vehicles are increasingly managed through intelligent systems linked to radio communications. These have been enhanced with the availability of GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) for interactive mapping of locations of events and GPS (Global Positioning Systems) for tracking of vehicles. Bio-identity, such as finger-prints and DNA, has been used for some time by public safety jurisdictions. Finger-prints are increasingly used for building access, border control and access to computer systems. Community use of ICTs for enhanced public safety include CC-TV (Closed-Circuit Television), and anti-theft devices in retail.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to chapter due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 11:23
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: conflict, IT, GIS, conflict response
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified

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