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NCJ Number: 47335 Find in a Library
Title: USE OF THE POLICE COMPUTER IN WEST GERMANY
Journal: POLICE JOURNAL  Volume:51  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY/MARCH 1978)  Pages:67-95
Author(s): A C BILLINGHURST
Corporate Author: Justice of the Peace, Ltd
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Justice of the Peace, Ltd
Sussex, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF AUTOMATED POLICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY IS EXAMINED, WITH A VIEW TOWARD POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN.
Abstract: THE IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE POLICE COMPUTER SYSTEM, TO BE PURSUED JOINTLY WITH THE 11 AUTONOMOUS STATES OF THE REPUBLIC, IS ONE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUNDESKRIMINALAMPT, THE CENTRAL AGENCY FOR CRIME CONTROL. THE INPOL NETWORK, COMPOSED OF 800 TERMINALS CONNECTED TO A CENTRAL COMPUTER, WAS COMPLETED IN JULY 1977. A DETAILED DESCRIPTION IS PRESENTED OF THE INPOL ORGANIZATION, SEARCH SYSTEM, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, ADVANTAGES AND PROBLEMS, OPERATIONS, AND PLANS. OTHER POLICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, UNIQUE TO INDIVIDUAL STATES, ARE DESCRIBED, AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL STATE SYSTEMS ARE COORDINATED WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH THE FEDERAL SYSTEM IS NOTED. WAYS IN WHICH POLICE OFFICERS USE THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN EVERYDAY SITUATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. ONE FEATURE OF THE GERMAN SYSTEM SAID TO HAVE POTENTIAL FOR APPLICATIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN IS THE PLANNED OFFENDER/OFFENSE INDEX, WHICH PROVIDES LINKAGES BETWEEN INFORMATION ON CRIMINALS (E.G., THE DETAILS OF AN OFFENDER'S MODUS OPERANDI) AND INFORMATION ON CRIMES. OTHER POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE USE OF COMPUTER FACILITIES IN DETERMINING RESPONSE BY POLICE TO MAJOR CRISES.
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Germany; Police information systems
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