The research presented aims to explore factors affecting the decision to adopt a mobile crime scene investigation application in police departments throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. To accomplish this goal, the mobile technology acceptance model was used in designing a survey for data collection. This model utilizes four categories to interpret the factors that influence a police officer’s decision to accept or reject mobile technologies: performance, security and reliability, management style, and cognitive acceptance. Nine police departments were sampled through a series of in-person and over-the-phone interviews to obtain data regarding factors affecting the adoption of a mobile crime scene investigation application. Results suggest that if a mobile crime scene investigation application were made available, a vast majority of the police departments in the Bay Area would implement this new technology.
"The Utilization of Mobile Technology for Crime Scene Investigation in the San Francisco Bay Area,"
Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science:
Vol. 4, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/themis/vol4/iss1/9