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NCJ Number: 64509 Find in a Library
Title: GEOGRAPHIC BASE FILES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT - ASSESSMENTS OF SELECTED PROJECTS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE LEAA ACTION - FINAL SUBTASK REPORT
Author(s): B LAURENCE; G M SCHWARZMAN
Corporate Author: SRI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
SRI International
Menlo Park, CA 94025
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-017-78
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE TECHNOLOGY OF GEOGRAPHIC BASE FILE (GBF) SYSTEMS IS EXAMINED AS A TOOL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT.
Abstract: THE STUDY LIMITED TO REVIEWING THE PRESENT USE OF THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS DUAL INDEPENDENT MAP ENCODING (DIME) FILE AS A GBF, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE RESULTS OF A TWO-PHASE PROJECT SPONSORED BY LEAA IN 1974-77. DATA FOR THE PROJECT CONSISTED OF BACKGROUND SITE VISITS, GBF-USER SITE VISITS, TELEPHONE CONTACTS WITH OTHER GBF AND DIME USERS, AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE. ST. LOUIS MO., AND TUCSON, ARIZ., WERE THE TWO SITE CITIES. RECOMMENDATIONS POINTED TO THE SUITABILITY OF THE DIME FILE FOR GBF WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. HOWEVER, THE INADEQUACY OF SOME TECHNICAL ASPECTS CALLED FOR THE CREATION OF A MANAGEMENT PLANNING PACKAGE FOR GBF PROJECTS; THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW GBF SOFTWARE TOOLS, INFORMATION RESOURCES, AND USER COMMUNICATIONS; AND THE DETERMINATION OF THE FEASIBILITY AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR AN X-Y COORDINATE DIGITIZING PACKAGE AND A GBF DATA BASE MICROCOMPUTER. ALTHOUGH THE CORRECTION, UPDATE, AND EXTENSION (CUE) PROCESS WAS ALSO DEEMED ADEQUATE AS A BASIS FOR DEVELOPING LAW ENFORCEMENT DERIVATIVE GBF'S, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WOULD NEED TO BE PROVIDED FOR GBF PROJECTS, APPLICATIONS SELECTION PLANNING, AND CUE TROUBLESHOOTING. IN ANY CASE, LEAA SHOULD NOT ENTER A GBF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UNLESS IT REASONABLY EXPECTS TO SUPPORT A PROGRAM CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 4 TO 5 YEARS. POSSIBLE LEAA ROLES IN GBF SUPPORT ARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF GBF TECHNICAL PRODUCTS. POINTERS FOR LEAA PROGRAM ROLES, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPROVEMENT, AND EXPLANATIONS OF GBF AND DIME ADAPTABILITY ARE FURNISHED. APPENDIXES DESCRIBE REFORMAT SOFTWARE AND LIST PERSONS CONTACTED FOR THE STUDY. A GLOSSARY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY COMPLETE THE TEXT. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Computer hardware systems; Computer mapping; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Police manpower deployment; Police resource allocation; Program Adaptability/Replication; Program evaluation
Note: SUBTASK 4BA
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