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NCJ Number: 63010 Find in a Library
Title: EVIDENCE TRACKING - A MANUAL FOR PROSECUTION AGENCIES EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Corporate Author: National District Atorneys Assoc
United States of America
Project Director: G W PHILLIPS
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National District Atorneys Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: 78-SS-AX-0012
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY IS PROVIDED FOR A MANUAL OF GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGING, ORGANIZING, AND ANALYSIS OF VOLUMINOUS AND COMPLEX FILES OF PROSECUTION EVIDENCE.
Abstract: THE MANUAL IS ORGANIZED TO MEET THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF THE FIRST-TIME USER OF EVIDENCE-TRACKING SYSTEMS. SECTIONS CORRESPOND TO THE SEQUENCE OF STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SUCH SYSTEM. THE PLANNING SECTION PROVIDES GUIDELINES TO HELP DETERMINE WHETHER SPECIAL EVIDENCE-TRACKING TECHNIQUES ARE REQUIRED FOR A GIVEN CASE. ELEMENTS BEARING UPON THE CHOICE BETWEEN COMPUTER-BASED, MANUALLY-OPERATED, OR SEMI-AUTOMATED SYSTEMS ARE CONSIDERED, AND SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED ON PROCEDURES FOR SETTING AND MAINTAINING REALISTIC COST AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES. A SECOND SECTION DISCUSSES THE VARIOUS PROCEDURES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED WHEN PREPARING A CASE INVOLVING USE OF AN EVIDENCE-TRACKING SYSTEM. STEP-BY-STEP GUIDELINES SUGGEST WAYS TO SCREEN THE DOCUMENT FILE AND SELECT ONLY THOSE MATERIALS THAT WARRANT INTENSIVE RETRIEVAL AND ANALYSIS; WAYS TO CREATE USEFUL AND EFFECTIVE CASE INDEXES; METHODS FOR SYSTEMATICALLY REVIEWING AND SUMMARIZING SELECTED DOCUMENTS IN THE FORM OF CODED INFORMATION; APPROACHES TO SPECIAL SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY PROBLEMS; AND WAYS TO USE SPECIAL TEMPORARY PERSONNEL TO SUPPLEMENT REGULAR STAFF MEMBERS. A WIDE RANGE OF IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES GEARED TO SPECIFIC CASE TREATMENT IS DESCRIBED. THE APPENDIXES PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON EVIDENCE TRACKING. ONE APPENDIX DISCUSSES STRATEGIES FOR USING EVIDENCE-TRACKING SYSTEMS IN THREE CRIME AREAS: ANTITRUST, MEDICAID FRAUD, AND LAND FRAUD. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Antitrust offenses; Corruption of public officials; Evidence; Fraud; Management Information Systems; Procedure manuals; Prosecution
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