Corrections Accreditation and Privatization Paper

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The Future of Policing CJS/210 Michelle Cleveland In the USA, the criminal justice policy has been guided by the 1967 President’s Commission of the Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice which issued a ground-breaking report “The Challenge of Crimes in a free society”. This report made more than 200 recommendations as part of a comprehensive approach which is toward the prevention and fighting of crime. Some of the recommendations had found their way into the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. The Commission advocated a “systems” approach to the criminal justice. This approach improved coordination among the law…show more content…
Safety was created through this for officers. Mobile computing has also experienced a growth in the past couple of decades. Through the use of laptops and the internet officers are able to receive a large amount of information in a matter of minutes. This allows the officer to be informed on the vehicle’s past as well as any dangers that may be present with suspects. Through the use of license plate readers, officers are able to tell if cars are stolen or even parked illegally. This enables the officer to screen for stolen cars much more efficiently. The advent of records management systems (RMS) has solved several problems associated with the “paper tiger.” Records management systems are used to input and organize information from different types of reports in one easy-to-access format (Police in America). These systems have helped with the police officers workload (not needing to file written reports). The database and information advancements have made the use of card file indexes all but extinct. Information that was once used on these card files, such as the person’s name, date of birth, criminal record and case numbers are now entered into a computerized system that is accessible to the officers with the touch of a button. This works as a check for police officers as well. Through the use of early intervention (EI) systems are a collection of personnel records for the use of increasing accountability of

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