United Nations Statistics Division
Guide to Computerization of Information Systems in Criminal Justice
Series: F, No.58
Languages available:E, *A, *C, F, *R, S
These guidelines are distilled from years of practical experience in many countries in the development of data processing applications in criminal justice information systems. They provide a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to choosing, planning and implementing computerized information systems which will improve efficiency and help meet output objectives more effectively. The guidelines are non-technical, but provide ample technical background and advice to help the criminal justice manager and executive make the right choices in this fast-moving field and avoid costly mistakes and delays. The entire process of computerization is covered, including choice and definition of objectives, planning and preparation, project management and design, and implementation.