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have enough technology and security tools to protect these pieces of information. It is a fact that police forces have some policies in place to handle the information they have on hand. All the information such as the owner of the information and acquiring the time of the information is legally stored in databases and that allows police to analyze related sections of that information. Managing the information legally, acquiring the related information from different databases and providing this with efficiency is the most difficult part of law enforcement (Johnston, 2007, p. 68). According to the study reported by Garicano and Heaton (2010, p. 196) although there is no significant relationship between general IT and crime fighting and deterrence, the productivity of the police increases when the adaptation to using IT rises. Like other companies, police organizations acquire advantages in using IT when they merge these technologies and their organizational practices to yield appropriate results. Colvin and Goh (2005) emphasized the fact that the use of IT is an important factor affecting the performance of police work. In their study it was proven that information quality and timeliness are two important components that are effective in terms of achieving the acceptance by patrol officers. Wright (1978, p. 306) commented that the aim of technology as used in law enforcement is to facilitate and provide efficiency in policing. Technology has also shifted the perception of the police and changed the character of traditional policing. Using technology in law enforcement also represents a change in police management and organization. In other words, there is a positive relationship between police management and adaptation to the new technologies. Hughes and Jackson (2004, p.65) explained that knowledge is the driving force for an organization in terms of competition with other organizations in the world. By using knowledge strategically, organizations can produce effective outputs that lead to customer satisfaction. It can be said that organizational knowledge is so important that investing in knowledge assets in an organization is much more profitable than investing
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European Scientific Journal April 2015 edition vol.11, No.10 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431 289 in material assets. Thus law enforcement agencies spend considerable effort on knowledge management in order to have a learning organization that can best characterized by the principles of innovation, sharing and analysis. In explaining why law enforcement agencies give importance to the learning organization, Luen (2001, p. 312) cited two reasons for investing in knowledge management; one of them was that police forces need accurate and timely information. The second was that police forces have to deal with vast amounts of data and contacts. George (2005) explained that law enforcement agencies should utilize all available information technologies when creating portals to merge decentralized databases since agencies may strongly demand a database that allows them to share crime data in cooperation with other institutions in the judicial area. The interesting thing is that criminals are professional enough
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