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Title: INVENTORY OF CANADIAN CORRECTIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Author(s): D H MEAD
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Work Group on Justice Information and Statistics
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada
Publication Number: 4
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW IS PRESENTED OF THE STATE OF DEVELOPMENT OF FORMALIZED INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN CANADIAN CORRECTIONS AGENCIES.
Abstract: VARIOUS SYSTEM ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE PORTRAYED THROUGH TABLES CONSISTING OF MAJOR OPERATING STATISTICS FOR EACH JURISDICTION. DATA ARE TAKEN FROM THE REPORTS PRODUCED UNDER THE MANDATE OF THE NATIONAL TASK FORCE ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. AT THE OUTSET, A SUMMARY OF STATISTICS IS PROVIDED FOR FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL CORRECTIONAL SERVICES IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS, BED CAPACITY, AVERAGE COUNT FOR INSTITUTIONS AND PROBATION, AND EXPENDITURES FOR 1977-1978. FOR THE CORRECTIONS AGENCY IN EACH PROVINCE, THE FOLLOWUP INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR MANUAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS: SYSTEM NAME, LOCATION, CATEGORIES SERVED, NUMBER SERVED, LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY, FEATURES, CORRECTIONAL LINKS, OTHER LINKS, SYSTEM SECURITY, NEEDED CHANGES, PLANNED CHANGES, AND USER IMPRESSIONS. VARIOUS SYSTEM FUNCTIONS ARE LISTED, AND OPERATIONAL STATUS IS INDICATED AS 'PLANNED,' 'UNDER DEVELOPMENT,' AND 'OPERATIONAL.' THE NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER OF EACH AGENCY CONTACT IS INCLUDED. COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS FOR THE PROVINCES ARE DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO CATEGORIES SERVED, NUMBER SERVED, MODE OF OPERATION, ENVIRONMENT, CORRECTIONAL LINKS, OTHER LINKS, SYSTEM SECURITY, SUPPLIER OF THE FACILITY, COMPUTER UNIT DESCRIPTION, LANGUAGES USED, PLANNED SOFTWARE ENHANCEMENTS, DATA BASE MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT ISSUES, AND COMMUNICATIONS. FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONAL STATUS ARE ALSO LISTED FOR EACH COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM. THE INVENTORY IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A REFERENCE FOR CORRECTIONS INFORMATION SYSTEMS CURRENTLY IN USE IN CANADA. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Canada; Correctional information systems; Reference materials; State-by-state analyses
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