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Case Tracking and Mapping System Developed for the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, 1997-1998

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : computer program code
Creator
  • Reilly, Colin (City University of New York. Hunter College)
  • Goldsmith, Victor (City University of New York. Hunter College)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2000-09-11
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
case management; case processing; crime mapping; databases; geographic information systems
Description
  • Abstract

    This collection grew out of a prototype case tracking and crime mapping application that was developed for the United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of New York (SDNY). The purpose of creating the application was to move from the traditionally episodic way of handling cases to a comprehensive and strategic method of collecting case information and linking it to specific geographic locations, and collecting information either not handled at all or not handled with sufficient enough detail by SDNY's existing case management system. The result was an end-user application designed to be run largely by SDNY's nontechnical staff. It consisted of two components, a database to capture case tracking information and a mapping component to link case and geographic data. The case tracking data were contained in a Microsoft Access database and the client application contained all of the forms, queries, reports, macros, table links, and code necessary to enter, navigate through, and query the data. The mapping application was developed using Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) ArcView 3.0a GIS. This collection shows how the user-interface of the database and the mapping component were customized to allow the staff to perform spatial queries without having to be geographic information systems (GIS) experts. Part 1 of this collection contains the Visual Basic script used to customize the user-interface of the Microsoft Access database. Part 2 contains the Avenue script used to customize ArcView to link the data maintained in the server databases, to automate the office's most common queries, and to run simple analyses.
  • Abstract

    This collection grew out of a prototype case tracking and mapping application that was developed for the United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of New York (SDNY). The SDNY is the federal prosecuting office for Manhattan and Bronx counties in New York City, as well as Westchester County and several other northern counties. The office's primary mission is to investigate and prosecute federal crimes in these counties. The case tracking and mapping application was developed for SDNY to move from the traditionally episodic way of handling cases to a comprehensive and strategic method. The purpose was to create a system that could collect case information and link it to specific geographic locations, and collect information either not handled at all or not handled with sufficient enough detail by SDNY's existing case management system. This would give SDNY the ability to cut across agency lines and establish geographic connections between criminals and federal cooperators. The system allowed an in-depth analytic capacity of the entire federal landscape for the Southern District of New York.
  • Abstract

    The system that was created was an end-user application designed to be run largely by SDNY's nontechnical staff. It consisted of two components, a database to capture case tracking information and a mapping component to link case and geographic data. The case tracking data were contained in a Microsoft Access database and the client application contained all of the forms, queries, reports, macros, table links, and code necessary to enter, navigate through, and query the data. The mapping application was developed using Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) ArcView 3.0a GIS. This collection shows how the user-interface of the database and the mapping component were customized to allow the staff to perform spatial queries without having to be geographic information systems (GIS) experts. Part 1 of this study contains the Visual Basic script used to customize the user-interface of the Microsoft Access database. Part 2 contains the Avenue script used to customize ArcView to link the data maintained in the server databases, to automate the office's most common queries, and to run simple analyses.
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  • Methods

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  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Visual Basic Script to Customize Case Tracking Data
    • DS2: Avenue Script to Customize Mapping Application
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-07 / 1998-10
    Time period: 1997-07--1998-10
  • 1997-07 / 1998-10
    Collection date: 1997-07--1998-10
Geographic Coverage
  • New York (state)
  • United States
Sampled Universe
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Sampling
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Collection Mode
  • The user guide and codebook are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB2929.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (98-LB-VX-0004).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2929 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02929.v1
Publications
  • Reilly, Colin, Goldsmith, Victor. RACKETS: Case Tracking and Mapping System, Final Report. NCJ 182918, Washington, DC: Hunter College [producer], National Institute of Justice [distributor]. 1999.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/182918.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Reilly, Colin; Goldsmith, Victor (2000): Case Tracking and Mapping System Developed for the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, 1997-1998. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02929