Can Tech4Good Prevent Domestic Violence and Femicides? An Intelligent System Design Proposal for Restraining Order Implementations

Ay H. U. , Oner A. A. , Yıldırım N.

10th International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective (EGOVIS), ELECTR NETWORK, 27 - 30 September 2021, vol.12926, pp.34-45 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 12926
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-86611-2_3
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-45
  • Keywords: Domestic violence, Restraining order, Institutional system design, Information systems, Femicides
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Domestic violence against women in Turkey is an ongoing problem that the authorities had yet to find solutions to prevent from ever occurring. There exist some technological tools such as the panic button for the women under threat or piloting the ankle bracelets provided for the restraining orders in some regions of Turkey. However, each day's increasing number of femicides shows that those attempts stayed insufficient to bring sustainable solutions to this devastating problem. Most system failures are caused by a system defect concerning inter-institutional information flows and the multi-stakeholder process problem. This multilayered phenomenon requires an integrated approach and intelligent solutions rather than focusing only on a singular failure point in the institutional system of preventing femicides. In this context, this study aims to propose a logical system design framework to integrate crime prediction and prevention solutions into the institutional system. By satisfying prediction, prevention, and protection functions simultaneously, it aims to address most of the existing system's pain points.