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Title: Comprehensive Examination of the Illinois Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) System: Final Report of the 1993-94 Criminal History Records Audit
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 243
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
Grant Number: 92-DB-CX-0017
Sale Source: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from an audit of the Illinois Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) system, comprised of data submitted by police departments, state's attorneys, circuit court clerks, and correctional facilities to the Illinois State Police (ISP) and entered into the database.
Abstract: The audit found that many local agencies fail to submit data in a timely manner, as mandated by State law. While the ISP does process most arrest, charge, disposition, and custodial information fairly quickly, there is room for improvement. Many of the submissions obtained by auditors were missing from the database, other were incomplete, and some local police departments misused the arrest card form. Several rap sheets searched through a name- based inquiry could not be located in the database, and others were difficult to read. In other cases, information was incorrectly entered on the rap sheet forms. This report recommends ways to improve the CHRI system. 19 figures, 33 tables, and 13 appendixes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Computerized criminal histories; Criminal justice information systems; Illinois; Statistics
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