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Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System suggests that information technology in criminal justice will continue to challenge us to think about how we turn information into knowledge, who can use that knowledge, and for what purposes. In this text, editor April Pattavina synthesizes the growing body of research in information technology and criminal justice. Contributors examine what has been learned from past experiences, what the current state of IT is in various components of the criminal justice system, and what challenges lie ahead.

Chapter 9: Offender-Based Information Sharing: Using a Consent-Driven System to Promote Integrated Service Delivery

Offender-Based Information Sharing: Using a Consent-Driven System to Promote Integrated Service Delivery
Offender-based information sharing: Using a consent-driven system to promote integrated service delivery
Kathleen R.Snavely, Faye S.Taxman, and StuartGordon

During recent years, there has been a growing need to provide integrated and timely information concerning criminal offenders. Desirable information includes all phases of the criminal justice system as well as involvement in services from a variety of community providers. This is a horizontal process that follows the offender flow through the various phases of the criminal justice system (i.e., from arrest through reentry) instead of emphasizing the organizational boundaries that affect data on offender status.

The success of this comprehensive offender process tracking depends on a management information system that allows data from various systems to be ...

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