Automated Crime Information Systems.Automated Crime Information Systems provides readers with excellent insight into the criminal identification processes and filing capabilities available to support law enforcement agencies A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a term used to describe any agency which enforces the law. This may be a local or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). . The book explains the differences between the various national, regional, and State systems that make up such a vital component of modern policing.
The first part of Information Systems discusses the vast amount of data available within these automated systems and points out that despite the quantity of material stored, this information can still generally be accessed in a most timely manner. This part of the book should be of particular assistance in helping line police officers, court personnel, prosecutors, and probation officers probation officer
1. An official usually attached to a juvenile court and charged with the care of juvenile delinquents.
2. An official charged with supervising convicts at large on suspended sentence or probation. understand the wide range of options available to them.
As an introduction, the first three chapters of the book discuss the three national automated information systems--NCIC, the Automated Identification System (AIS), and the Interstate Identification Index The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
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The second part of the book provides an excellent summary of the security aspects employed by law enforcement agencies. The detailed discussion makes this portion of the book valuable reading for law enforcement administrators.
Individual chapters cover such areas as criminal justice information systems and law enforcement telecommunications systems (chapter 5) and intellect investigations systems, united crime alert network, computer-aided dispatch and software applications (chapter 6). Chapter 7 addresses the dilemma of preserving privacy and dignity while using these automated information systems The term automated information system means an assembly of computer hardware, software, firmware, or any combination of these, configured to accomplish specific information-handling operations, such as communication, computation, dissemination, processing, and storage of to their full potential.
Automated Crime Information Systems provides a brief (128 pages), yet broadbased, overview of crime information databases and their importance to the modern criminal justice system. The discussion reflects a profound understanding of these diverse systems and makes for valuable reading.
Reviewed by Richard B. McCord Management and Software Support Unit Identification Division Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice charged with investigating all violations of federal laws except those assigned to some other federal agency. Washington, DC