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NCJ Number: 52138 Find in a Library
Title: ISSUES IN DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM
Author(s): K T PHILLIPS
Corporate Author: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 81
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
St Paul, MN 55108-5219
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SERIES OF GUIDELINES FOR ADMINISTRATORS, PLANNERS, AND RESEARCHERS FACED WITH THE TASK OF DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM ADDRESSES THE PROBLEMS TO BE FOUND AT THE COUNTY LEVEL.
Abstract: THE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ACT, PASSED BY THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN 1973, PROVIDES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTY LEVEL DECISIONMAKING RESOURCES. THIS DOCUMENT ADDRESSES THE PROBLEMS LIKELY TO BE ENCOUNTERED IN SETTING UP A COUNTY-LEVEL COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM. IT DISCUSSES THE PHASED APPROACH TO SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT, MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION'S SYSTEM PROPOSALS, SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION, UTILIZATION OF THE SYSTEM, AND PRIVACY AND SECURITY GUIDELINES. BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR SUCH SYSTEMS ARE REVIEWED. THE SECOND SECTION DESCRIBES THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES NECESSARY FOR MEETING STATE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND THEN DISCUSSES AN OPTIONAL REPORTING PROCESS TO THE BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES WHICH MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR MANUAL REPORTING OF CORRECTIONS DATA BY PROBATION OFFICERS AND OTHER ADMINISTRATORS ARE DISCUSSED, AND FOUR INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE DESCRIBED. EACH OF THESE SYSTEMS IS A COOPERATIVE VENTURE AMONG SEVERAL SMALL COUNTIES. APPENDIXES CONTAIN MINNESOTA LAW COVERING PRIVACY OF DATA, AN APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY CLASSIFICATION FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION MINIMUM DATA ELEMENTS, SAMPLE TRANSMITTAL AND OUTPUT FORMS, AND SAMPLES OF FORMS FOR USE WITH THE BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION SYSTEM.
Index Term(s): Correctional information systems; Local government; Minnesota; Privacy and security; Procedure manuals; Systems analysis
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