ERIC Number: ED209425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Correctional Data Analysis Systems.
Friel, Charles M.; And Others
Designed to help the correctional administrator meet external demands for information, this detailed analysis of the demand information problem identifies the sources of requests for and the nature of the information required from correctional institutions and discusses the kinds of analytic capabilities required to satisfy most demand information requests. The goals and objectives of correctional data analysis systems are outlined. Examined next are the content and sources of demand information inquiries. A correctional case law demand information model is provided. Analyzed next are such aspects of the state of the art of demand information as policy considerations, procedural techniques, administrative organizations, technology, personnel, and quantitative analysis of processing. Available software, report generators, and statistical packages are covered in a discussion of report generation and analysis of technology. Also described are the systems transfer technology available for contemporary corrections and transferable demand information technologies. Recommendations are made concerning the following areas: the OBCIS data base as a solution to the demand information problem, demand information administrative policy, automating agency policy, automating program descriptions, software needs, communication problems, dirty data, use of computers in litigation, technology transfer, personnel turnover, and negotiation of demand information requests. (MN)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computer Storage Devices, Computers, Correctional Institutions, Data Analysis, Data Bases, Data Collection, Data Processing, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Models, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX. Criminal Justice Center.