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Perceptions of Police Technology Use and Attitudes Towards the Police - A Representative Survey of the German Population

Haunschild, Jasmin ; Reuter, Christian (2022)
Perceptions of Police Technology Use and Attitudes Towards the Police - A Representative Survey of the German Population.
MuC'21: Mensch und Computer 2021. Ingolstadt, Germany (05.-08.09.2021)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00022173
Conference or Workshop Item, Secondary publication, Publisher's Version

Abstract

Many Germans perceive a brutalization of society, and state officials also report feeling under attack. At the same time, policing is criticised for becoming increasingly militarised and for having extended surveillance in the course of fighting terrorism. Advancements in HCI are used in the context of many of the issues that policing is facing. In this study, we conduct a representative survey of the German population to investigate personal experiences with and attitudes towards the police and information and communication technologies (ICT) used for policing. We find an overall positive image of the police and uncritical attitudes towards ICT used for general surveillance (body-worn cameras, video surveillance, face recognition) and slightly more critical attitudes towards personal surveillance (e.g. through communication data retention). The study indicates that perceptions differ according to experience of unfair treatment by the police, while other factors such as age and education have similar effects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2022
Creators: Haunschild, Jasmin ; Reuter, Christian
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Perceptions of Police Technology Use and Attitudes Towards the Police - A Representative Survey of the German Population
Language: English
Date: 2022
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Publisher: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Book Title: Mensch und Computer 2021 - Workshopband
Collation: 13 Seiten
Event Title: MuC'21: Mensch und Computer 2021
Event Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Event Dates: 05.-08.09.2021
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00022173
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/22173
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Abstract:

Many Germans perceive a brutalization of society, and state officials also report feeling under attack. At the same time, policing is criticised for becoming increasingly militarised and for having extended surveillance in the course of fighting terrorism. Advancements in HCI are used in the context of many of the issues that policing is facing. In this study, we conduct a representative survey of the German population to investigate personal experiences with and attitudes towards the police and information and communication technologies (ICT) used for policing. We find an overall positive image of the police and uncritical attitudes towards ICT used for general surveillance (body-worn cameras, video surveillance, face recognition) and slightly more critical attitudes towards personal surveillance (e.g. through communication data retention). The study indicates that perceptions differ according to experience of unfair treatment by the police, while other factors such as age and education have similar effects.

Uncontrolled Keywords: technology acceptance, police, group differences, police experience
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-221734
Classification DDC: 000 Generalities, computers, information > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 350 Public administration
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
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Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2022 15:55
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2023 06:59
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