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NCJ Number: 167622 Find in a Library
Title: Computerization of Criminal Justice in the Netherlands: Solutions and Challenges (From Computerization in the Management of the Criminal Justice System: Proceedings of the Workshop and the Symposium on Computerization of Criminal Justice Information at the Ninth United Nations Congress on the Preven
Author(s): H A van Brummen
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: Criminal justice issues and the computerization of the criminal justice system in the Netherlands are discussed.
Abstract: Crime has increased sharply in the Netherlands since the early 1980's. The Dutch political structure separates responsibility for the police and the other parts of the judicial system. The country uses a strongly developed concept of the criminal justice chain with individual links. The judicial system is experiencing increasing pressures. Many actions have been taken to relieve this pressure. In addition, responsibilities and competencies within the judicial organization have been decentralized. Computerization has been an important aid to these efforts. Much attention has been given to standardizing the use of data and data exchanges and to maintain the information systems effectively. Further integration of information from different parts of the criminal justice chain is likely over the next few years.
Main Term(s): Computer aided operations
Index Term(s): Criminal justice information systems; Criminology; Foreign criminal justice systems; Netherlands
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