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A Paper-Centred Information System: Effectiveness and Quality Implications in UK Police Intelligence Units

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A Paper-Centred Information System: Effectiveness and Quality Implications in UK Police Intelligence Units
This paper investigates the quality of information and intelligence in the United Kingdom’s (UK) police intelligence units with a particular emphasis on the role of paper-based artefacts as they are used and created in the cycle of information and intelligence management. This is with the aim to analyse the role of paper-based artefacts in the coordination between human and technical resources adopted in the police intelligence units and to investigate whether they support the intelligence units’ work practices in compliance to the guidelines prescribed by the National Intelligence Model (NIM). The cognitive approach of Distributed Cognition (DCog) is applied to analyse the role and impact of paper-based artefacts used to represent information and intelligence during the cycle of information and intelligence management and case studies were conducted with 15 police intelligence units to observe their work practices. Findings offer a diagnosis and suggestion for the re-design of pa...
Gabriella Spinelli, Bhavna Sharma
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JCIT
Authors Gabriella Spinelli, Bhavna Sharma
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