Police Research Databases


  1. Papple, W.R.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
The features of two electronic information systems: Search-BBS and the IACP-Net were examined to determine if either would be valuable information sources on police research and development. Both systems have a far wider focus than just police R&D information. Both provide a direct line of electronic communication between criminal justice professionals and have several information databases that can be queried. At the present time, research citations on both systems primarily center on management and social sciences research but the amount of technical research information is growing. Each of these information resources would be of value to Canadian law enforcement agencies. Search-BBS: The service is provided by SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics with funding support form the U.S. Department of Justice. Access to this Bulletin Board System is offered free of cost (other than telephone toll charges) to those employed in the criminal justice community. The Search-BBS can be reached at (916) 392-4640. IACP-Net is managed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. An annual subscription fee must be paid to access the system. Local dial-up is available for some Canadian regions for an additional fee. For information, you can phone IACP-Net at (800) 227-9640 to speak to a customer service representative.
Police -- Databases -- Evaluation;Database searching
Report Number
HV7936.C88;TM-04-1994E;TM-04-94 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 May 1994
Number of Pages
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