Arthavaan Vol 6 Dec 2023 is available in print also

Arthavaan, Vol 6, Issue 1, December 2023

Use of Technology in Law Enforcement-Choices and Challenges

Dr Bommuluri Bhavana Rao, Assistant Professor Selection Grade, School of Law, UPES, Dehradun


The  paper  explores  the  dynamic  landscape  of  law enforcement in the context of emerging technologies, investigating their impact on the distribution, production, and consumption of legislations. The balance between civil liberties  and  security  requirements  is  examined through the lens of legal and constitutional standards, with a focus on accountability and the delicate interplay between personal freedom and security concerns. Case laws from various jurisdictions, such as Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India and Kharak Singh v. State of Uttar Pradesh, provide insights into the complex relationship between individual rights and law enforcement. The  study  delves  into  the  transformative  effects of  technologies  like  artificial  intelligence,  mobile applications, and the metaverse on policing practices, emphasizing ethical considerations and the need for international cooperation in regulating virtual spaces. The challenges of digital law enforcement, including cybercrime,  digital  evidence  handling,  and  the  cost implications  of  adopting  technology,  are  discussed, highlighting  the  ongoing  evolution  of  the  economics of  law  enforcement.  The  analysis  underscores  the importance of collaboration, policy refinement, and a commitment to justice in navigating the choices and challenges presented by technology in law enforcement.Keywords: Law Enforcement, Emerging Technologies, Civil   Liberties,   Accountability,   Constitutional Standards, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Applications, Metaverse,  Cybercrime,  Digital  Evidence,  Ethics, International  Cooperation,  Economics  of  Law Enforcement.


Law Enforcement, Emerging Technologies, Civil   Liberties,   Accountability,   Constitutional Standards, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Applications, Metaverse,  Cybercrime,  Digital  Evidence,  Ethics, International  Cooperation,  Economics  of  Law Enforcement.


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