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NCJ Number: 49658 Find in a Library
Title: GAVEL - A NATIONAL MODEL TRIAL COURT INFORMATION SYSTEM PROJECT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
SEARCH Group Inc.
Sacramento, CA 95831
Grant Number: 76-SS-99-6041
Publication Number: TECHNICAL REPORT NO 22
Sale Source: SEARCH Group Inc.
7311 Greenhaven Drive
Suite 145
Sacramento, CA 95831
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A DESIGN FOR AN INFORMATION SYSTEM TO MEET THE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND DATA PRODUCTION NEEDS OF LOCAL (CRIMINAL AND CIVIL) TRIAL COURTS IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: PROJECT GAVEL WAS UNDERTAKEN IN RECOGNITION OF THE NEED FOR A MECHANISM TO SATISFY THE OPERATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE NEEDS OF TRIAL COURTS AND TO PRODUCE STATE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (SJIS) DATA, INCLUDING COMPUTERIZED CRIMINAL HISTORIES AND OFFENDER-BASED TRANSACTION STATISTICS. COURT ORGANIZATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES WERE ANALYZED, AND A COMPOSITE SET OF FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL TRIAL COURTS WAS DERIVED. EACH OF THE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF THE COMPOSITE WAS ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE TYPES OF INFORMATION GENERATED. INFORMATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS WERE ESTABLISHED AND MADE TO CONFORM TO SJIS STANDARDS. THE STATE OF TECHNOLOGY IN TRIAL COURTS INFORMATION SYSTEMS WAS ASSESSED, AND THE ABILITY OF EXISTING SYSTEMS TO SATISFY THE FUNCTIONAL AND INFORMATION NEEDS IDENTIFIED FOR THE COMPOSITE WAS EVALUATED. DESIGN CONCEPTS IN USE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WERE SYNTHESIZED IN THE GAVEL MODEL TRIAL COURT INFORMATION SYSTEM. THE REPORT DOCUMENTS THE RESULTS OF EACH PHASE OF THE PROJECT -- THE COMPOSITE COURT, INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE EXISTING TRIAL COURT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, THE GAVEL MODEL SYSTEM (BASE STRUCTURE, DATA ELEMENTS, FUNCTIONAL AND OUTPUT REPORT SPECIFICATIONS). PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO THE TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE GAVEL MODEL AND TO THE MODEL'S COMPATIBILITY WITH SJIS REQUIREMENTS. A GLOSSARY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Court information systems; Models; Trial courts
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