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Knowledge-Managed Policing Framework for Communication Interception Technologies (CIT) in Criminal Justice System

Geoff Dean, Peter Bell & Mitchell Congram

Abstract
This is a conceptual paper on Communication Interception Technologies (CIT) within the
criminal justice system because little substantive research exits, outside of the
military/defence and national security domains, on several methodological issues
surrounding the use of CIT particularly in a policing context. The paper proposes the
adoption of an organising framework based on a Knowledge-Managed Policing (KMP)
approach to the use of CIT to effectively address methodological concerns. The paper
initially overviews what is characteristically involved in a Knowledge-Managed Policing
perspective. It concentrates of three key dimensions that of police practitioners’ knowledge
as the basis of a KMP system; the technological processes which support a KMP system; and
the organisational context of police work from a KMP perspective. Then the conceptual
dimensions of CIT are briefly outlined and discussed with reference to adopting a KMP
framework. The paper concludes with some speculative comments on the suitability of KMP
as a regulatory framework for CIT.

Keywords: Police Knowledge, Communication Interception Technologies, Knowledge Management, Knowledge-Managed Policing, Human Rights, Regulatory Frameworks, and Criminal Justice System