Digital policing technologies and democratic policing

  title={Digital policing technologies and democratic policing},
  author={Temitayo Isaac Odeyemi and A. Sat Obiyan},
  journal={International Journal of Police Science \& Management},
  pages={108 - 97}
The police are expected to perform functions critical to relations between the government and citizens in democratic societies. However, in Nigeria, the reality is that the police organisation suffers limitations that undermine effective and democratic policing. Although the Nigeria Police Force has a long and chequered history, its services are dogged by challenges including adversarial police–citizen relations and mutual suspicion and police misconduct. To address these problems and enhance… 

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