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Author Wong, Carolyn, 1952- author.

Title Evaluation of National Institute of Justice-funded geospatial software tools : technical and utility assessments to improve tool development, dissemination, and usage / Carolyn Wong, Paul Sorensen, James S. Hollywood.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, California : RAND, 2014.
2014

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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 93 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR-418-NIJ
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-418-NIJ.
Note "RAND Safety and Justice Program."
The research described in this report was sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and was conducted in the Safety and Justice Program within RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment."--Title page verso.
"A geospatial software tool-evaluation study conducted for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) assessed 14 recent tool developments funded by NIJ. The study integrates input from tool developers and tool users with RAND Corporation researchers' independent tool assessments. The evaluation finds that 12 of the 14 NIJ development awards resulted in fully functional tools for the law enforcement community. Collectively, the tools provided the law enforcement community with access to new and enhanced geospatial capabilities to improve crime analysis. From a holistic perspective of NIJ's tool-development efforts, the evaluation finds that NIJ can maximize benefits on future tool developments by addressing several apparent policy gaps and inconsistencies with respect to awardee requirements and oversight, including ensuring that policies assign NIJ or Department of Justice official roles and responsibilities for the latter phases of software development, including integration and test, implementation, operations and maintenance, and disposition; developing tool-dissemination plans; establishing go-to sources for tool-deployment notifications; establishing a process and source of funding to address limitations in the initial version of the tool, such as a small post-tool-delivery modification fund; and taking the lead to address emerging interoperability and information-sharing issues. Acting on these recommendations will ensure that NIJ consistently maximizes benefits to the law enforcement community from its future tool development awards."--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-93).
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed on May 19, 2014).
Contents Introduction -- Methodology and data collection -- Tool assessments -- Overall evaluations, findings, and recommendations -- Appendix: ISO/IEC 12207:2008 and software life-cycle models.
Summary A geospatial software tool-evaluation study conducted for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) assessed 14 recent tool developments funded by NIJ. The study integrates input from tool developers and tool users with RAND Corporation researchers' independent tool assessments. The evaluation finds that 12 of the 14 NIJ development awards resulted in fully functional tools for the law enforcement community. Collectively, the tools provided the law enforcement community with access to new and enhanced geospatial capabilities to improve crime analysis. From a holistic perspective of NIJ's tool-development efforts, the evaluation finds that NIJ can maximize benefits on future tool developments by addressing several apparent policy gaps and inconsistencies with respect to awardee requirements and oversight, including ensuring that policies assign NIJ or Department of Justice officials roles and responsibilities for the latter phases of software development, including integration and test, implementation, operations and maintenance, and disposition; developing tool-dissemination plans; establishing go-to sources for tool-deployment notifications; establishing a process and source of funding to address limitations in the initial version of the tool, such as a small post-tool-delivery modification fund; and taking the lead to address emerging interoperability and information-sharing issues. Acting on these recommendations will ensure that NIJ consistently maximizes benefits to the law enforcement community from its future tool development awards.
Language English.
Subject Law enforcement -- Technological innovations -- United States -- Evaluation.
Geographic information systems -- United States -- Evaluation.
Federal aid to law enforcement agencies -- United States -- Evaluation.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- American Government -- General.
Federal aid to law enforcement agencies -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00922224
Geographic information systems -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00940431
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Geography.
Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Geography-General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Sorensen, Paul, 1967- author.
Hollywood, John S., 1973- author.
Rand Safety and Justice (Program), issuing body.
United States. Bureau of Justice Assistance, sponsoring body.
Other Form: Print version: Wong, Carolyn. Evaluation of National Institute of Justice-funded geospatial software tools. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2014] 9780833085672 (OCoLC)876349954
ISBN 9780833086082 (electronic bk.)
0833086081 (electronic bk.)
9780833085672
0833085670
Standard No. AU@ 000061155085
GBVCP 1008661694

 
    
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