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NCJ Number: 161648 Find in a Library
Title: Database Management: How Computerization Can Maximize Your Efforts
Journal: Sheriff  Volume:48  Issue:2  Dated:(March-April 1996)  Pages:46-47,56
Author(s): O Skorackyj; C E Hannah
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Law enforcement agencies have tapped into computer technology, including database management tools and techniques, to keep pace with the large volume of information that must be compiled and stored.
Abstract: Areas where computer technology has helped sheriff's offices include arrests, booking, commissary control, criminal histories, fingerprinting and identification, inventory, jail management, mug shot imaging, payroll, records management, reporting stolen property, and warrant tracking. Many companies offer a wide variety of database management systems that can be adapted to specific needs. Aspects of law enforcement and jail management that can be automated include administration (shift scheduling, budget tracking, fixed asset inventory control, and vehicle maintenance), civil processes, criminal warrants, drug investigations, and criminal investigations. In the case of criminal investigations, computer software is available to track investigative activity by case number and to update incident files directly by investigators. Computer software is also available for administrative and investigative recordkeeping. Computerized recordkeeping systems allow crime data to be maintained for statistical purposes and property and evidence records to be tracked.
Main Term(s): Automated police information systems
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Computer software; Criminal investigation; Criminal justice information systems; Jail management; Police effectiveness; Police management; Police policies and procedures; Police records; Records management; Science and Technology; Sheriffs
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