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NCJ Number: 66307 Find in a Library
Title: USER'S GUIDE FOR THE CLIENT-ORIENTED DATA FOR EVALUATION (CODE) INFORMATION SYSTEM
Author(s): J H LOESCH; R A SNELL
Corporate Author: Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board
Research and Evaluation Unit
(See Minnesota Criminal Justice Program, Research
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS USER'S GUIDE DESCRIBES THE CLIENT-ORIENTED DATA FOR EVALUATION (CODE) INFORMATION SYSTEM CONSISTING OF TWO DATA BASES AND A SET OF REPORT FUNCTION FOR DATA COLLECTED FOR THE MINNESOTA CRIME CONTROL PLANNING BOARD.
Abstract: THE DATA BASES ARE ORGANIZED USING THE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (SIR) SYSTEM, A COMMERCIALLY MAINTAINED AND DOCUMENTED DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR LARGE OR COMPLEX RESEARCH DATA. THE GUIDE INCLUDES A DESCRIPTION OF CODE'S IMPLEMENTATION HISTORY AND DESIGN PHILOSOPHY. DATA CAPTURE AND CODING ARE EXPLAINED, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MINIMUM-DATA DATA BASE (MDCODE) AND THE CORRECTIONS DATA BASE (CPCODE). THE PROCEDURES FOR UPDATING ARE DESCRIBED, AS WELL AS THE REPORT PROGRAMS FOR EACH DATA BASE USED FOR PROJECT MONITORING AND CLIENT FOLLOWUP. COMMANDS REQUIRED TO RUN SPECIFIC REPORTS FOR EACH DATA BASE ARE PRESENTED. PROCEDURES FOR RESTORING FILES FROM AN SIR DATA BASE ARE NOTED. SIR HAS THE CAPABILITY TO STORE NON-SIR PROGRAMS AND OTHER FILES SO LONG AS THESE FILES ARE NORMAL TEXT AND ARE NO WIDER THAN 80 CHARACTERS. PROCEDURES ARE OUTLINED FOR BACKUP AND FILE MAINTENANCE, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF DISK FILES AND TAPE BACKUP PROCEDURES FOR BOTH DATA BASES. STEPS REQUIRED TO RETIRE AN OLD TAPESET AND BEGIN A NEW ONE ARE NOTED, AND CARD FILE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES ARE DESCRIBED. TO MINIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF WORK NECESSARY TO BACKUP AND DOCUMENT THE DATA BASES AND ASSOCIATED FILES, BACKUP DOCUMENTATION PROCEDURES ARE ALSO BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. FOR A CASE STUDY OF THE CODE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SEE NCJ-66308. FOR CODE QUARTERLY REPORTS FOR MINIMUM DATA PROJECTS, SEE NCJ-66378.
Index Term(s): Crime data files; Criminal justice information systems; Data integrity; Evaluation; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Minnesota; Procedure manuals
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