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NCJ Number: 36433 Find in a Library
Title: SOUTH CAROLINA - FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ORGANIZED CRIME UNIT - POLICE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT
Author(s): R FIELDS; R W SCULLY
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Justice Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Westinghouse Justice Institute
Arlington, VA 22202
Contract Number: J-LEAA-003-76
Publication Number: 76-141
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT ON A STUDY CONDUCTED WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT A STATEWIDE ORGANIZED CRIME INTELLIGENCE UNIT IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS NEEDED AND TO DETERMINE WHAT THE UNIT'S FUNCTIONS SHOULD BE.
Abstract: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WAS REQUESTED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION (SLED), THE 252 MAN FORCE CHARGED WITH PROVIDING INVESTIGATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND MANPOWER ASSISTANCE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND ALSO PROVIDING AN ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY ARM TO THE GOVERNOR. METHODS USED TO CONDUCT THE STUDY INCLUDED INTERVIEWING THE DIRECTOR OF SLED'S EXISTING INTELLIGENCE UNIT AND ONE AGENT ASSIGNED TO IT, REVIEWING THE UNIT'S DAILY OPERATIONS AND FILING AND RETRIEVAL METHODS, AND DISCUSSED THE CONCEPTS OF MANAGING THE INTELLIGENCE FUNCTION AND ORGANIZED CRIME UNITS WITH UNIT MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS. IT WAS FOUND THAT SLED HAS NO ORGANIZED CRIME DETECTION PROGRAM, NO PLANS TO IMPLEMENT ONE, AND INADEQUATE INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION AND RETRIEVAL PROGRAMS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR COLLECTION, RETENTION, DISSEMINATION, AND PURGING OF CRIMINAL DATA AND CREATING AN INDEXING AND FILING SYSTEM THAT WILL FACILITATE RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION FOR EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS.
Index Term(s): Crime data files; Data collections; Information dissemination; Information Systems and Technology; Intelligence units; Organized crime control units; Organized crime intelligence; South Carolina; Studies; Technical assistance reports
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