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NCJ Number: 92567 Find in a Library
Title: Reorganization of the Court Docket Through Management Information System (From Innovations in South Carolina Law Enforcement, 1982, P 60-74 - See NCJ-92561)
Corporate Author: South Carolina Office of the Governor
Division of Public Safety Programs
United States of America

University of South Carolina
Dept of Criminology and Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
South Carolina Office of the Governor
Columbia, SC 29211
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Use of the management information system of the Charleston Police Department (South Carolina) for handling traffic tickets resulted in 97.2 percent more money being efficiently collected in 1981 than in previous years.
Abstract: Under a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program instituted in 1981, the number of traffic tickets issued increased 122 percent, resulting in overloading of the ticket processing and fine collecting system. On the recommendation of Court Administration Office representatives, the criminal docket was used for all case information, tickets were entered as soon as delivered to the court, ticket information was listed numerically, and revenue information about fines and forfeitures was included on the criminal docket sheet. Receipts were issued for cash received and defendants found not guilty received refunds by check. The information management system was able to handle accounting transactions. As a result of the new system, 97.2-percent more money was collected for traffic tickets in 1981. The system also permits separation of tickets to avoid loss or other errors. A description of the police department's Automatic Information System covers the hardware and software configuration and operation, the feasibility assessment for similar systems, cost-benefit analysis of the system, intangible benefits of the system, and problems of central computer facilities. Other areas discussed include report confidentiality, information system training, computer security, implementation problem areas, and environmental requirements.
Index Term(s): Citations; Management Information Systems; Police information systems; Records management; South Carolina; Traffic courts
Note: A Project of - The Charleston Police Department
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