Keywords

Law enforcement information sharing

Abstract

Information sharing among law enforcement entities became a national priority after the 9/11 attack (Carter, 2005). Various information systems utilized by law enforcement agencies may be promising; however, there is little extant empirical research to validate the system's effectiveness related to increasing investigative success (Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2010). One information system that has tied together numerous Florida law enforcement agencies is the FINDER system. FINDER, the Florida Integrated Network for Data Exchange and Retrieval system, provides agency investigators a wide range of information not previously available (Reynolds, Griset, and Scott, 2006; Scott, 2006). This study's foundation was primarily based upon the conceptual frameworks of diffusion of innovations and knowledge management. Survey based information from investigators using FINDER and those using a non-FINDER information system was obtained and analyzed to determine if the information impacted investigative success. Questionnaires were sent to those law enforcement investigators that participate in the FINDER system, as well as those who use a non-FINDER system. Through descriptive and regression analysis, it was found that FINDER participants reported there was a positive contribution to investigative success. The research also found that certain information obtained from FINDER assisted in arrests and an investigator's ability to solve cases. This study provides a foundation for further information system research related to case solvability and investigative success.

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Graduation Date

2014

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Reynolds, Kenneth

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Health and Public Affairs

Department

Dean's Office, Health and Public Affairs

Degree Program

Public Affairs; Criminal Justice Track

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0005167

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0005167

Language

English

Release Date

5-15-2017

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic

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