Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.01.003

Transition to Tech-Driven Law Enforcement in Nigeria: A Systematic Literature Review


Ogochukwu C. Nweke1,*, Koryoe Anim-Wright2

1School of Business and Leadership (SBL), Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana.

2Faculty of Information and Communication Studies, University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), Ghana.

*Corresponding author: Ogochukwu C. Nweke

Published: February 5,2024


This paper presents a systematic review of the literature concerning the adoption and application of technology in policing and law enforcement in Nigeria. The rapid growth of digital technology globally has not left the policing sector untouched. Nigeria, as a developing nation, offers a unique perspective, grappling with challenges in infrastructure, digital literacy, and governance. Drawing from an array of scholarly articles, journals, and reports, this review seeks to ascertain the extent of technology-based advancements in the Nigerian policing system, its effects on crime prevention and detection, and the associated challenges. Key findings highlight both the positive transformations, including improved crime mapping and real-time surveillance, and the pitfalls, such as privacy concerns and technology misuse. Furthermore, the review underscores the necessity for continuous training, infrastructural development, and legislative frameworks to harness the full potential of technology-driven policing in Nigeria. This comprehensive analysis serves as a foundation for policymakers, academics, and law enforcement agencies to gauge the present scenario and chart a roadmap for future technological integrations.


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Transition to Tech-Driven Law Enforcement in Nigeria: A Systematic Literature Review

How to cite this paper: Ogochukwu C. Nweke, Koryoe Anim-Wright. (2024) Transition to Tech-Driven Law Enforcement in Nigeria: A Systematic Literature ReviewJournal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(1), 11-22.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.01.003