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United Nations On-Line Crime and Justice Clearinghouse (UNOJUST)

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Date Published
January 1995
11 pages
This presentation discusses the development and implementation of the United Nations On-line Crime and Justice Clearinghouse (UNOJUST), that arose in large measure out of the services provided in the U.S. by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS).
NCJRS aims to share information about criminal justice research and evaluation, work, statistical analysis, policy, and programs; to bring in information about the work of other criminological institutions; and to refer clients to publications and services. Over the past few years, administrators at the NCJRS has been exploring and applying computer technology to automate the service, and within the past year joined the Internet. Because of NCJRS's experience with online communication and its relationship with the international community, the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch asked NIJ to assist in designing the prototype of an Internet-based system of information exchange. UNOJUST takes advantage of state-of-the-art Internet technologies including the World Wide Web. UNOJUST is based on a structured approach intended to link each of its 13 institutes via the Internet in order to find and retrieve the files and documents each wishes to share. 2 figures

Date Published: January 1, 1995