TitleAn assessment of whether global satellite technologies have contributed to global security
NameAydogan, Hakan (author), Kennedy, Leslie W. (chair), Samuels, Norman (internal member), Langhorne, Richard (internal member), Ozdogan, Ali (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - Newark,
Crime and globalization--Turkey,
DescriptionIOC is also considered as one of the major threats to global security, "impeding the social, economic, political and cultural development of societies worldwide". IOC has manifested "itself in different activities, among others, drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings; trafficking in firearms; smuggling of migrants; money laundering; etc." and criminals have expanded these activities thanks to globalization. In the same vein, Naim sees illegal trafficking of drugs, arms, intellectual property, people, and money as the Five Wars of Globalization. Therefore, the fight against IOC is of high importance in terms of global security. The use of the new technologies in combating IOC has caused tangible changes in the operations of law enforcement agencies. In an effort to demonstrate this change, this study intends to answer the question of “What is the impact of the use of new technologies and especially the use of GPS based vehicle tracking systems by law enforcement agencies in the fight against international organized crime”? The study proposed to answer this question by conducting interviews with 63 police officers working in the Ankara, Istanbul and Van districts of the Turkish National Police in Turkey. The study emphasized the importance of the use of new policing technologies in LEAs’ fight against crime and found that LEAs have been benefiting from the use of CCTV systems, modernized patrol cars, computer forensics, lawful interception and observation systems in both detection and seizure of suspects or criminals. The study also found that GPS based vehicle tracking systems (VTS) have also contributed to global security by contributing LEAs’ fight against IOC. Findings of the study showed that the TNP officers benefited from the use of VTS devices in their national and international operations in the fight against IOC. Furthermore the study also analyzed whether there were any human rights violations arising from law enforcement officer's use of VTSs in their operations in the US and Europe. According to the court decisions provided in the study it was found that there was no human rights violations arising from law enforcement officer’s use of VTSs in their operations in the US and Europe.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Hakan Aydogan
CollectionGraduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.