The Curious Case Of Technology And Crime Prevention: The Indian Perspective
Keywords: Crime prevention, Surveillance, Technology, Situational Crime Prevention, Hotspots, Urban Crime Pattern, Policing, CCTV, India
Abstract: As crimes are becoming more sophisticated and unrestricted in nature, there is a growing demand for better technology to fight crime. Technology to detect crime can be classified into 'hard' and 'soft' technology. This paper further explores the methods used in USA to prevent crime and whether if such methods will be adaptable in a developing country like India. India has a notorious reputation for being a popular heinous crime zone, a trend that is consistently on the rise. The current crime terrain necessitates the use of sophisticated technology to ensure public safety and crime prevention. Given this backdrop, the study emphasizes on the introduction of 'hard' and 'soft' technology to detect crime in India, through various primary and secondary data. I have adopted Delhi, as a sample city to study the crime patterns and provide suggestive theories and strategies that can be adopted to prevent crime.
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