Integrated criminal justice system design: Designing an appropriate governance structure

Michael Tyworth, Steven B Sawyer

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss interim findings from an ongoing comparative case study of the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) in San Diego, CA. Significant attention had been given to the need to integrate information systems across organizational boundaries in the criminal justice domain. We employ a social informatics lens in this research that views the technological artifact as embedded in cultural and institutional context. In our examination of ARJIS we have found that the adoption of a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) as a governance structure has impacted system design and organizational practices significantly. Specifically, the JPA facilitates participation by member agencies and, allows the ARJIS management team autonomy and flexibility in developing and managing the ARJIS information system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherRoyal Flemish Academy of Belgium
Pages444-449
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9090206019, 9789090206011
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2006 - Newark, NJ, United States
Duration: May 14 2006May 17 2006

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNewark, NJ
Period5/14/065/17/06

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Keywords

  • Governance structures
  • Integrated criminal justice systems
  • Inter-Agency collaboration
  • Joint powers agreement
  • Social informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Tyworth, M., & Sawyer, S. B. (2006). Integrated criminal justice system design: Designing an appropriate governance structure. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 444-449). Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium.