Adoption of Computer Use by Police in Crime Management in Nairobi City County Kenya
Rono, Emmanuel Kiplimo
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The exponential advancement of technology globally has generated a great opportunity for law enforcement to augment their modus operandi in crime management and security. The National Police Service in Kenya can greatly benefit by optimizing their operations through integrating technology of apropos computer use in their work. This has the potential to augment the efficiency of law enforcement at a critical time when even criminal activities are advancing into technology. As such, this study involved the following objective: establish and highlight the effects of performance expectancy in adoption of computer use, ease of use, and perceived usefulness in adoption of computer use in the efforts of crime management. Additionally, the study sought to assess the extent to which subjective norms contributed in computer use in crime management. The personnel at Starehe Police Division were used for sampling of the target population. The study utilized the data collected to obtain quantitative statistics as well as descriptive analysis of the stipulated objectives in the targeted population. The study captured critical statistics of computer use in police work such as percentages, mean, frequencies, standard deviation, regression analysis, among others that were presented in tables, charts, graphs accordingly. The t-test results indicate the strength of each variable. The t–test results indicates that usefulness (t = 5.248) strongly influence the use of computers in crime management followed by perceived expectation (t =4.894), followed by ease of use (t = 4.836) while subjective norms was found to least influence the use of computers in crime management (t = 3.919). The conclusion of the study infer that there is existent of a significant moderating effect by the four moderating factors of P.E., P.U., E.O.U, and S.N. in adoption of computer use in crime management variables.