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A Database of Criminal Justice Needs for Innovation: Requirements for Developers and Funders: User Guide

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Date Published
January 2020
37 pages
John S. Hollywood, Brian A. Jackson, Annie Brothers, Mark Barrett, Dulani Woods, Michael J.D. Vermeer
This report provides documentation and user instructions for the database of the Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative’s (PCJNI’s) needs for innovation.
Since its establishment in 2015 under funding from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the PCINI has published just over 20 studies that identify and prioritize criminal justice needs for innovation, including both sector-wide advisory panels and workshops on special topics. The database contains summaries of the PCINI’s studies, capturing all of the needs for criminal justice innovation documented by these studies. The database provides three tools for selecting and reviewing these needs. These are a navigable, collapsible outline; a visualization tool for selecting needs through push-button menu options; and a standard Microsoft Excel table with filters. The database also includes Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts that enable users to create displays of needs by study, applicable technology, and priority. Users of the database must have a basic familiarity with Excel and are able to use the tables, filters, and PivotTable interfaces. 11 tables, 7 figures, and 27 references
Date Created: May 3, 2020