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NCJ Number: 91767 Find in a Library
Title: Availability, Accessibility, and Level of Computerization of Criminal Justice Data - An Interstate Comparison
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:11  Issue:5  Dated:(1983)  Pages:429-446
Author(s): M Shugoll; J Dempsey
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 18
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As a result of the decentralized system of American criminal justice, state information systems have developed in a fragmented manner. Thus, the availability of justice data, which is one product of these systems, varies greatly between states.
Abstract: Although these disparities are widely acknowledged, very little information exists on the extent of the disparities. This article compares data availability across states as well as the level of computerization of these data, and the facility with which criminal justice agencies share the data with other state justice agencies. These variables are important because thorough data availability, a high level of computerization, and a willingness to share existing data can increase the quality and timeliness of criminal justice policy making. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice information systems
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