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Distribution and integration of databases across law enforcement agencies
Author(s): Robin Briceno
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Paper Abstract

One of the biggest issues facing the law enforcement community today is the integration of multiple disparate legacy systems with new systems and Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products. It is an inherent characteristic of the law enforcement process that multiple agencies and multiple systems are involved in the processing of a single individual from the time of booking to final incarceration, and eventual release. A standard life cycle could be described as follows: arrest/booking, court arraignment, court trial and/or warrant generation, jail/probation, and release/parole. The processing associated with each of these events is often the responsibility of different agencies using different systems but they all must maintain the same information about the individual and the arrest (including photographs, fingerprints, data about the individual, and data about the arrest). Today's difficult is that in many jurisdictions, the same data must be captured multiple times, as the individual passes through different agencies and phases. This replication of the data entry process introduces inaccuracies and inconsistencies into the databases, as well as, increases the manual labor associated with the processing of an individual through the criminal justice system. The challenge for the future is to capture this data once and disseminate this data to all `interested' parties. Interested parties could be other applications within the same agency, local court systems, local prosection systems, state systems, and Federal systems. The other challenge is to architect a solution where multiple disparate legacy systems, newly developed systems, and COTS systems can be integrated together into an architecture which will provide the ability to easily incorporate new technologies or new systems as they become available. This paper will present the integrated solution developed by SAIC where digital photographs, fingerprints, and identification and booking data are collected during the arrest/booking process and passed to other interested parties as the individual travels through the criminal justice process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2940, National and International Law Enforcement Databases, (7 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266284
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Robin Briceno, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2940:
National and International Law Enforcement Databases
George Works, Editor(s)

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