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NCJ Number: 160137 Find in a Library
Title: Weed and Seed Data Collection Systems
Author(s): J Schaaf
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-IJ-CX-K023
Sale Source: American Prosecutors Research Institute
99 Canal Center. Plaza
Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes the process followed by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) in designing and developing a prosecution activities data collection system to be used in conjunction with the Weed and Seed drug law enforcement program.
Abstract: The primary goal of APRI was to design a data collection system that could measure prosecution-based activities of Weed and Seed programs on local district attorney's offices in each of 19 sites, using a computerized data collection system. Specifically, data collected by the system will provide preliminary benchmarks of program activities, help prosecutors assess the link between proposed strategies and eventual outcomes, and be used in comparisons with pre-implementation enforcement and prosecution efforts. The primary and secondary steps leading to implementation of the prosecution information system included definition of a Weed and Seed case, a needs assessment, system design activities, manual and computerized data collection, and development of data collection products. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Data collection devices; Drug law enforcement; Police information systems; Prosecution; Weed & Seed Programs
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