ISSN 2286-976X (Print)

ISSN 2539-5513 (Online)

RJSH

RANGSIT JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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##### Arrest Warrant Alert System (AWAS)

Jomdet Trimek and Jirabhop Bhuridej

Abstract

The research on the Arrest Warrant Alert System (AWAS) aims to 1) study the possibility of using the Arrest Warrant Alert System to arrest the offenders, 2) survey the users’ acceptance through Technology Acceptance Model, and 3) propose the guidelines for developing the efficiency of the Arrest Warrant Alert System to track fleeing offenders.

The researcher used the following mixed methods. First, the researcher conducted in-depth interviews with three authorities who approved the use of the Arrest Warrant Alert System in the investigation work: a police station administrator, a technology and information administrator of the Royal Thai Police, and an administrator of the Royal Thai Police. Second, the researcher surveyed the users’ acceptance of Technology Acceptance Model by using the questionnaires with 54 investigation officers.

The research results found that the authorities approving use of the Arrest Warrant Alert System in the investigation work expressed the opinions that the highest-level administrators should have in place the clear and continuous policy. If the administrators wanted to order the investigation officers to do anything, they should determine the awards and penalty to enable the investigation officers to efficiently comply with the order. As for the analytical results of the investigation officers’ acceptance, the researcher found that the police officers thought that the Arrest Warrant Alert System was very beneficial to the operation at a high level ($$\bar{X}$$=3.78, S.D.=0.51).The ease of use of the Arrest Warrant Alert System was at a high level ($$\bar{X}$$=3.52, S.D.=0.43).  The police officers had good attitudes toward the system at a high level ($$\bar{X}$$=3.61, S.D.=0.19). The police officers intended to use the Arrest Warrant Alert System at a high level ($$\bar{X}$$ =3.87, S.D.=0.58).  However, the system acceptance of the police officers aged over 40 was significantly less than that of the police officers aged below 40.