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Office of Technology Assessment, A Preliminary Assessment of the National Crime Information Center and the Computerized Criminal History System (Dec. 1978) (full-text).


This report, a background planning document, identifies and analyzes some major issues in the future development of the application of computer and communications technology to criminal justice systems. These issues are: the information needs for administering criminal justice programs and assuring constitutional rights; federalism, including division of authority, and cost apportionment; organization, management, and oversight; the planning process, and social impacts such as the effects on the administration of justice and the creation of a dossier society.