skip navigation


Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 250708 Find in a Library
Title: What Is An Arrest Alert?
Author(s): Carmen Pacciolo; Natalie Reyes
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America

Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
United States of America
Date Published: December 2016
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
Washington, DC 20036
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Center for Court Innovation
New York, NY 10018
Grant Number: 2013-DB-BX-0043
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet; Instructional Material; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This first in a series of five Fact Sheets on an arrest alert system explains the benefits of an arrest alert system (AAS) and how it works.
Abstract: The AAS described was developed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as a means of tracking priority cases that involve individuals responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime. An arrest alert immediately notifies prosecutors of priority arrests that involve a specific individual, charge, or location that has high priority in crime-control strategies. Under the arrest alert system, the District Attorney‘s Office creates an arrest alert for individuals, charges, and locations with high priority. Arrest data obtained by the police department are entered into the AAS. The AAS flags priority arrests and sends an email to prosecutors throughout each day and week. Filters allow the data to be grouped and analyzed. This Fact Sheet outlines eight benefits of an AAS in assisting prosecutors in their case-related decisionmaking. Samples of an AAS email and computer screen are provided.
Main Term(s): Crime Control Programs
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; New York; Prosecutor training; Prosecutorial screening; Prosecutors; Prosecutors Management Information System
Note: For related documents, see NCJ-250709-250713.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.