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NCJ Number: 63327 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE, LOW-COST METHODS OF INFORMATION USE IN LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND OTHER AGENCIES (FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATISTICS ASSOCIATION, INC. PROCEEDINGS..., 1979 - SEE NCJ-63318)
Author(s): R CULBERTSON; R M HOGUE
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Justice Research and Statistics Association
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: THE VIRGINIA STATISTICAL ANALYSIS CENTER (SAC) SEEKS TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE, LOW-COST METHODS OF INFORMATION USE IN LOCAL VIRGINIA AGENCIES THROUGH AN URBAN ANALYSIS PROGRAM.
Abstract: BASICALLY, THE SAC AIMS TO HELP LOCAL AGENCIES EXPAND THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE STREETS, HOMES, FACTORIES, OFFICES, AND PEOPLE OF THE JURISDICTIONS THEY SERVE IN ORDER TO IMPROVE DELIVERY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND OTHER SERVICES. TO ENCOURAGE THE INTEREST OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THE CENTER IS PREPARING A SERIES OF REPORTS ON THE COSTS OF CRIME AND RELATED PROBLEMS. THE REPORTS WILL SHOW HOW AGENCIES COULD ADDRESS PROBLEMS MORE EFFECTIVELY BY USING BETTER INFORMATION. TO USE THE NEW INFORMATION, BASIC PARAMETERS OF CITY AND AGENCY RECEPTIVITY ARE BEING DEVELOPED WHICH DEMONSTRATE HOW URBAN ANALYSIS SHOULD BE APPROACHED AND WHAT KINDS OF INFORMATION AND COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES WOULD BE MOST SUITED TO ITS NEEDS AND CAPABILITIES. THE CENTER IS ALSO COMPILING A GUIDE TO FEDERAL AND STATE INFORMATION PROGRAMS. TWO PILOT PROJECTS HAVE PRODUCED THREE SEPARATE WAYS TO ASSESS INFORMATION NEEDS, COLLECT INFORMATION, AND ANALYZE IT. THESE ARE (1) SPECIFIC ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN MATTERS OF LOCAL CONCERN TO ENCOURAGE WIDER USE OF INFORMATION; (2) ASSISTING URBAN GOVERNMENTS TO BRING BETTER INFORMATION AND INFORMATION USE TO SPECIFIC AGENCIES UNDER A SPECIAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM; AND (3) CITYWIDE DATA BASE ASSISTANCE. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Crime prediction; Data collections; Information processing; Intelligence analysis; Urban area studies; Urban planning
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