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NCJ Number: 168799 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Information in Sweden: The Government, Research and Dissemination
Corporate Author: Swedish National Police College
Library Dept
Project Director: T Christiansson
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Swedish National Police College
SS-170 82 Solna, Sweden
Sale Source: Swedish National Police College
Library Dept
SS-170 82 Solna,
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Sweden
Annotation: This paper profiles the various Swedish agencies and institutions that collect and disseminate criminal justice statistics and information, along with descriptions of the kinds of data and information involved.
Abstract: The publications of the Ministry of Justice are first listed, along with its e-mail and home page addresses. The number of library holdings are also reported. This is followed by a description of an investigation, sponsored by the National Police Board, of the gathering and dissemination of criminal justice information in Sweden. The report, which was presented in October 1997, notes that Sweden has no centralized database of criminal justice information. The report recommends that the Swedish National Police College Library, which has the most extensive criminal justice collections among the libraries within the administration of justice, become the National Resource Library for criminal justice as well as police science. There is a tradition of library cooperation in Sweden. The Royal Library of Sweden is in charge of the system. In connection with this system there is a LIBRIS Web Search, which can browse the database of 3 million titles that constitute the holdings of more than 160 Swedish libraries, mainly research libraries. The contents of the database are outlined in this paper. The National Council for Crime Prevention supports local crime prevention initiatives and provides the government and the judicial authorities with basic information on measures and priorities in criminal policy and in the evaluation of relevant reforms. The Council is responsible for all official judicial statistics. Its publications are listed. The National Police Board is the central administrative authority of the Swedish police. Its publications are also listed and described.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice agencies; Criminal justice information systems; Foreign criminal justice systems; Information dissemination; Information processing; Sweden
Note: Paper presented at the fourth meeting of the World Criminal Justice Library Network, October 19-21, 1997, Washington, D.C.
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