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Muhammad Quraish Khan "is a senior police officer at Police Service of Pakistan. Currently, he serves as director general of forensic science division Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police at Peshawar. He has remained district police chief at various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Previously, he has served as additional secretary at the Home and Tribal Affairs Department at Peshawar. He has also worked as a chief financial officer of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department. He has been awarded distinguished service award for establishing an Institute of Forensic Science at Peshawar on self-help basis. He has remained member of police policy board Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is the author of Police Technophobia ebook published by Amazon. He has also authored a research peace brief on Former UN Peacekeepers: Agents of Cultural Change in Pakistan's Police published by the United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC. He is the lead trainer at Police School of Investigation Peshawar. He has received master in criminology from King's College London and public policy from University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of Fulbright Award."  Muhammad Quraish Khan is the author of Police Technophobia.

According to the book description of Police Technophobia, "This book endeavors to discover a new trait of police culture ─ technophobia ─ that I have observed as a police officer and embarked upon this project to unearth its raison deter. I have found that there are five main universal causes of police fear of not using technology especially information and communication technology (ICT). In the first place, cop culture has a pet aversion to the learning of new skills and information sharing; secondly, ICT has led to the erosion of police discretion and the idea of real police work; thirdly, information technology has enhanced organizational accountability; fourthly, ICT has lead to the civilianization/ pluralization of police work and lastly, ICT has created new hierarchies and job structures.

 

Understanding of police technophobia is important for police leaders, police reformists and other public safety professionals as it has wide range operational and policy implications. The new security environment has redefined policing as an information brokering service. And the post 9/11 and other world counter terrorism scenarios has ushered in an era of multilateralization of policing which means, inter alia, more computers, acceptance of more civilians in the police departments, large number of fusion centers, across the board accountability and establishment of output based budgeting regimes."

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