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NCJ Number: 67737 Find in a Library
Title: ARSON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, AIRLIE (VA), MAY 3-5, 1979 - REPORT
Author(s): M SAILYSIEGEL J
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
Ctr for Effective Collaboration and Practice
United States of America
Project Director: J SIEGEL
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC 20007
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PROCEEDINGS OF A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARSON MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TOOLS FOR PREDICTING AND PREVENTING ARSON-FOR-PROFIT, ARE RECORDED.
Abstract: THE CONFERENCE WAS ORGANIZED BY THE U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION AS AN INITIAL STEP IN IMPLEMENTING ARSON MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS NATIONWIDE. THE PURPOSE OF THESE SYSTEMS IS TO COLLECT, ANALYZE, AND MANAGE DATA SUCH AS BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS, MARKET VERSUS PAPER VALUES OF PROPERTIES, SALES AND RESALES, AND FIRE RECORDS, WHICH CAN PROVIDE AN EARLY WARNING OF ARSON-FOR-PROFIT. THE CONFERENCE REPORT SUMMARIZES PARTICIPANTS' CONCLUSIONS IN 10 AREAS: QUALITY OF INFORMATION; USE OF INFOMATION SYSTEMS; PRIVATE-PUBLIC SECTOR COOPERATION; COMMUNICATION AMONG PUBLIC AGENCIES; DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION; TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE; TRAINING; OBSTACLES TO LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF ARSON INFORMATION SYSTEMS; LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL ROLES; AND PRIORITIES FOR FEDERAL SUPPORT. ALSO INCLUDED ARE SYNOPSES OF SIX SPEAKERS' PRESENTATIONS ON THE PROPERTY INSURANCE LOSS REGISTER OF THE AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCIATION; LEAA ARSON-RELATED ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING THE COMPREHENSIVE CAREER CRIMINAL PROGRAM; RESEARCH ON ARSON PATTERN RECOGNITION AND USE OF PATTERN RECOGNITION TECHNIQUES BY THE OHIO STATE FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE; THE INVOLVEMENT OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN ARSON-FOR-PROFIT; AND ARSON EARLY WARNING SYSTEM PROJECTS AND STUDIES IN NEW HAVEN, CONN., AND BOSTON. A LIST OF CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS IS PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Arson; Arsonists; Crime prevention measures; Insurance fraud; Management Information Systems; Workshops and seminars
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