Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2013, Page: 22-30
Community Informatics Social Network for Facilitated Community Policing: A Case Study of Nigeria
Chinedu Pascal Ezenkwu, Department of Electrical/Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Simeon Ozuomba, Department of Electrical/Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Constance kalu, Department of Electrical/Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 2, 2013;       Published: Nov. 20, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.se.20130103.12      View  2775      Downloads  165
Abstract
Community Policing is a policing strategy that aims at creating an atmosphere that promotes police-public partnership in providing proactive and active solutions to crimes in a community. Although, the police-initiated and police-driven community policing pilot project that has been operative in Nigeria for almost a decade now has recorded several success stories, yet the rates of crimes and insecurities in the country keep escalating tremendously. In this paper, Community Informatics Social Network for Facilitated Community Policing (CISN4FCP) is proposed to address the issue. In the proposed CISN4FCP scheme, online GeoHubNet Community Structure (OGCS) is used to organise online geo-communities for local communities in various states in Nigeria. Furthermore, for each online geo-community, an online community hub for facilitated community policing is established. The CISN4FCP is a software intensive system; hence, its development follows a Community Centric Incremental Software Development Methodology (CCISDM). In order to ensure the system usability, sociability and flexibility to changes that may crop up at the later stage of its evolution, an agile Evolutionary Community-Centric Requirement Engineering Process (ECCREP) is adopted for the system development, evaluation and support.
Keywords
Community Informatics, GeoHubNet, Community Policing, Community Hub Facilitator, Community Network, Geo-community, Crime, Crime Mapping
To cite this article
Chinedu Pascal Ezenkwu, Simeon Ozuomba, Constance kalu, Community Informatics Social Network for Facilitated Community Policing: A Case Study of Nigeria, Software Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 22-30. doi: 10.11648/j.se.20130103.12
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