COPLINK agent: An architecture for information monitoring and sharing in law enforcement

Dajun Zeng, Hsinchun Chen, Damien Daspit, Fu Shan, Suresh Nandiraju, Michael Chau, Chienting Lin

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Abstract

In this paper, we report our work on developing and evaluating a prototype system aimed at addressing the information monitoring and sharing challenges in the law enforcement domain. Our system, called COPLINK Agent, is designed to provide automatic information filtering and monitoring functionalities. This system also supports knowledge sharing by proactively identifying officers who are working on the same or similar cases on a real-time basis. To accommodate the mobile needs of law enforcement officers who are constantly in the field, COPLINK Agent can deliver messages through a variety of communications channels including e-mail, pager, and mobile phones. In order to assess the effectiveness of COPLINK Agent, we conducted a pilot user study at the Tucson Police Department. Overall, COPLINK Agent was shown to be an effective tool for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal investigations in crimes such as gang, theft, and fraud.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-295
Number of pages15
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2665
StatePublished - 2003

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Law Enforcement
Information Dissemination
Police
Law enforcement
Sharing
Monitoring
Theft
Fraud
Cell Phones
Postal Service
Crime
Communication
Information filtering
Information Filtering
Knowledge Sharing
User Studies
Communication Channels
Electronic Mail
Mobile Phone
Mobile phones

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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COPLINK agent : An architecture for information monitoring and sharing in law enforcement. / Zeng, Dajun; Chen, Hsinchun; Daspit, Damien; Shan, Fu; Nandiraju, Suresh; Chau, Michael; Lin, Chienting.

In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 2665, 2003, p. 281-295.

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