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Title: ASSESSMENT OF THE STATUS OF THE NATIONAL COMPUTERIZED CRIMINAL HISTORY PROGRAM - FINAL REPORT, NOVEMBER 1979
Author(s): W T CONNOR
Corporate Author: SRI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 106
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: THIS REPORT EXAMINES THE NATIONAL COMPUTERIZED CRIMINAL HISTORY (CCH) SYSTEM IN THE VARIOUS STATES AND COVERS CURRENT CCH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, COMMON PROBLEMS, AND WAYS TO BENEFIT CCH'S EFFORTS.
Abstract: REPORT DATA WERE SYNTHESIZED FROM ONSITE VISITS TO SEVERAL STATES; REGIONAL CONFERENCES WITH STATE OFFICIALS; A LIMITED SURVEY OF STATE PLANNING AGENCIES, STATE IDENTIFICATION AGENCIES, AND STATE CCH AGENCIES; AND MEETINGS WITH LEAA AND FBI (FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION)/NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER (NCIC) OFFICIALS. OVERALL CONCLUSIONS CAN BE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS: (1) LEAA MONEY HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE, IN PART, FOR THE INITIATION OF STATE-LEVEL CCH SYSTEMS THAT NOW SERVE OR WILL SERVE IN THE FUTURE THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE U.S. POPULATION; (2) ALTHOUGH MOST ATTENTION IS FOCUSED UPON THE NATIONAL CONTROVERSIES SURROUNDING THE NCIC-CCH SYSTEM, A SIGNIFICANT POOL OF INFORMATION AND SERVICE HAS BEEN DEVELOPING AT THE STATE LEVEL; (3) STATE-LEVEL CCH SYSTEMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP REGARDLESS OF NATIONAL ISSUES; (4) CURRENT STATE-LEVEL CCH SYSTEMS CONTAIN APPROXIMATELY ONLY 20 PERCENT OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN STATE IDENTIFICATION BUREAU (SIB) FILES; AND (5) INCREASED ATTENTION TO IDENTIFICATION IS CRITICAL TO SUCCESSFUL FUTURE CCH OPERATION. TABLES AND EXHIBITS ARE INCLUDED, AND SURVEY INSTRUMENTS AND A REPORT ARE APPENDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Computer generated reports; Computer hardware systems; Computerized criminal histories; Criminal histories; Information Systems and Technology; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); National Crime Information Center; Program evaluation
Note: SRI PROJECT 7897
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