Definition Edit

Criminal justice integration is the

[i]nteragency, interdisciplinary and intergovernmental information systems that access, collect, use, and disseminate critical information at key decision points throughout the justice process, including building or enhancing capacities to automatically query regional statewide and national databases and to report key transactions regarding people and cases to local, regional, statewide, tribal, and national systems. Generally, the term is employed in describing justice information systems that eliminate data entry, provide access to information that is not otherwise available, and ensure the timely sharing of critical information.[1]

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of Justice, Guide to Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments for State, Local, and Tribal Information Sharing Initiatives, at 31.