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Title: STANDARDIZED CRIME REPORTING SYSTEM - AN ASSESSMENT OF SCRS - IMPLEMENTATION CASE STUDIES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
SEARCH Group Inc.
Sacramento, CA 95831
US Department of Justice
Grant Number: 79SS-AX-0011
Sale Source: SEARCH Group Inc.
7311 Greenhaven Drive
Suite 145
Sacramento, CA 95831
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
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Box 6000, Dept F
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DOCUMENT SERVES AS A SUPPLEMENT TO A FOUR-VOLUME SERIES DESIGNED TO GUIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATORS THROUGH THE INSTALLATION OF A STANDARDIZED CRIME REPORTING SYSTEM (SCRS).
Abstract: IT PRESENTS A HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND OPERATION OF SCRS. FIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PARTICIPATE IN THIS SYSTEM: DURANGO, COLORADO, POLICE DEPARTMENT; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, POLICE DEPARTMENT; NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE; ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, POLICE DEPARTMENT; AND THE BELLMAR, NEW JERSEY, POLICE DEPARTMENT. EACH OF THE SITES WAS DOCUMENTED AS A CASE STUDY FROM INITIAL PLANNING THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS WERE BASED ON THE RESULTS OF ACTUAL OPERATIONS. SCRS WAS FOUND SUCCESSFUL IN DEVELOPING A CRIME REPORTING SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF ALL SIZES IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. SCRS CAN ALSO BE USED BY RESEARCHERS INTERESTED IN EXPLORING THE OVERALL QUALITY OF POLICE SERVICES. CHAPTERS OF THE SERIES PRESENT AN ASSESSMENT OF ACHIEVEMENTS DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION AND TESTING OF SCRS. THEY DISCUSS THE DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH SCRS WAS IMPLEMENTED AND THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE VARIOUS IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMS EMPLOYED. IN ADDITION, SCRS IMPROVEMENT OF INTERAGENCY EXCHANGE OF BOTH INVESTIGATIVE CASES AND STATISTICAL REPORTS IS DETAILED. IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT ANY CHANGES WILL PROVE UNPRODUCTIVE, HOWEER, UNLESS ALL USERS OF SCRS UNDERSTAND THE CAPABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM AND UNLESS IT RECEIVES STRONG DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT. SEE NCJ 66962-64 FOR INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--AOP).
Index Term(s): Colorado; Data collection devices; Nevada; New Jersey; Police information systems
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