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Title: AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL OVERCROWDING AND PRETRIAL DETAINEE PROGRAM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American University
Law School Institute for Advanced Studies in Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-011-78
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

American University
Law School Institute for Advanced Studies in Justice
4900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT SUGGESTS A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE CONFIGURATION OF AN AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEM TO IMPROVE JAIL MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOP MORE EFFECTIVE INTAKE AND RELEASE SYSTEMS.
Abstract: THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE LEAA-FUNDED NATIONAL PROJECT, THE JAIL OVERCROWDING AND PRE-TRIAL DETAINEE PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO REDUCE JAIL OVERCROWDING IN SELECTED JURISDICTIONS. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIF., WAS ACCEPTED AS A PHASE II SITE FOR THIS PROJECT. THE REPORT TELLS OF THE ROLE AND PURPOSE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN EXAMINING JAIL INTAKE PROCEDURES AND JAIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, IN APPROACHING INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN SO THAT THE SYSTEM BLENDS WITH THE NEEDS AND PLANS OF OTHER COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, AND IN IMPLEMENTING THE SYSTEM. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOLLOWED A THREE-STEP COURSE OF PROBLEM DEFINITION, INFORMATION FLOW ASSESSMENT, AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN CONSTRUCTION. DOCUMENTATION COMPRISES AN OVERVIEW OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTAKE PROCEDURES INCLUDING ARREST AND INCARCERATION, COMMUNICATION WITH THE SHERIFF'S RECORDS AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, AND WORKLOAD VOLUME. POTENTIAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES ARE DISCUSSED, INCLUDING THOSE FOR THE COUNTY JAIL, THE SHERIFF'S RECORDS OFFICE, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MUNICIPAL COURT, AND THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. CHARACTERISTICS OF A PROPOSED AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEM INCLUDED (1) A MODULAR APPROACH, (2) DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING, AND (3) A SHARED DATABASE. APPENDIXES PROVIDE AN EXCERPT FROM A PROJECT GRANT APPLICATION, A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM DEFINITION VISIT, MATERIAL ON THE JAIL COMPUTER PROPOSAL, AND SAMPLE FORMS. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; California; Correctional information systems; Criminal justice information systems; Interagency cooperation; Jails; Management; Police information systems; Prosecutors Management Information System
Note: CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
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