Huge populations and low per capita incomes are the norm in developing countries. Apart from the other impacts, these two features make law enforcement in developing countries a colossal task. The absence of databases on citizens - their credit histories and felony records, is a serious impediment to normal Government activity and regulation. This lack of control can have serious consequences, domestic and international, if not checked immediately. In this paper, we propose that the rapid advance in telecommunications and computer technologies could be used very effectively in creating infrastructures in developing countries to improve the enforcement of law and order.
Agrawal, Manish; Rao, Raghav; and Sanders, G. Lawrence, "Design and Implementation of Distributed Databases for Improving Law Enforcement in Developing Countries" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 139.