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NCJ Number: 211898 Find in a Library
Title: CORMAP It
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the CORMAP project, a corrections mapping prototype developed by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)-Southeast and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) as a mapping and analysis program for corrections.
Abstract: The future for corrections will take advantage of the warehouse of information maintained in a prison and use the principles of geographical information systems (GIS) to link mapping and spatial analysis to the data, thereby conducting crime mapping in prisons. A joint project between the National Institute of Justice’s, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)-Southeast and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) is developing a prototype called CORMAP which integrates computer-aided design (CAD) technologies offering a needed third dimension to overcome the multiple levels in many prisons. It then combines GIS and CAD technologies which allows each cell to be displayed on a computer screen as a separate, identifiable living unit. Corrections mapping is useful in situations where contagious diseases are a problem, as well as in helping prison officials’ deal with the tremendous amount of inmate movement. However, several roadblocks must be overcome before a correctional facility can fully implement and use a mapping and analysis system. Once overcome, the advantages of implementing a mapping and analysis system will be significant.
Main Term(s): Prison disorders
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime patterns; Geographic distribution of crime; Geographic information systems (GIS); Institutional violence; Mediation privilege; Prison management; Science and Technology; Scientific techniques
Note: From TechBeat, Summer 2002; downloaded on October 26, 2005.
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