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Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security

 

 

African Security News.- Steven Livingston

African Security News.- Steven Livingston

Steven Livingston, associate researcher of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, wrote in its November 2013 edition about “Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security”. In his paper, Dr. Livingston affirmed the following: ” violent crime represents a daily threat to millions of Africans, particularly in the continent’s rapidly expanding urban areas. Contributing to this quandary are high levels of corruption within and distrust of many police forces. At times, criminal gangs fill the resulting security vacuum. Africa’s booming information and communications technology sector also has the potential to fill this vacuum along multiple tracks, from crowdsourcing community insights about crime hotpots to raising the effectiveness and accountability of weak police forces.” read more here