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NCJ Number: 140748 Find in a Library
Title: Co-ordination of Computerisation in the Criminal Justice System
Journal: Research Bulletin  Issue:30  Dated:(1991)  Pages:45-49
Author(s): R Pape
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Progress of a government initiative in England to develop a nationwide computer network for automatic information exchange between criminal justice agencies is described.
Abstract: A 1986 Home Office study of the flow of information through the criminal justice system (CJS) found that the huge quantity of information moving between separate agencies was primarily transmitted by paper means. As a result, a steering committee for the Coordination of Computerisation in the Criminal Justice System (CCCJS) was established in early 1989. The CCCJS focused on promoting cooperative working and automatic information exchange between CJS agencies in order to improve the accuracy, timeliness, and availability of information. Current operation of the CCCJS indicates that an adequate infrastructure can facilitate automatic information exchange. This infrastructure consists of standards, policies, and a systemwide computer network. Computers are already in widespread use in most CJS agencies, but computer developments have occurred largely in isolation. The result is that there is very little compatibility between computers. Over the next 5 years, the CCCJS will be working to improve compatibility and promote automatic information exchange on a national scale. 15 references
Main Term(s): Computer aided operations; Criminal justice information systems
Index Term(s): England; Foreign criminal justice systems; Interagency cooperation
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