2009 California Penal Code - Section 13000-13014 :: Article 1. Duties Of The DepartmentPENAL CODE
13000. (a) All statewide automated fingerprint identification systems shall be maintained by the Department of Justice. For purposes of this section, "automated fingerprint identification system" means electronic comparison of fingerprints to a data base of known persons. (b) Any state agency is exempted from this section if the agency's director finds that the automated identification system needed to meet programmatic requirements is less costly than an identical system available through an interagency agreement with the Department of Justice, or is not provided by the Department of Justice. (c) Information contained in these systems shall be released to state agencies only on a need-to-know basis pursuant to any of the following: (1) Statutory authorization to the extent permitted by federal law. (2) A court order or decision that requires release of the information. (3) An interagency agreement with the Department of Justice to develop and operate a system. (d) The department may charge a fee to be paid by the agency for the actual cost of supporting the service. 13010. It shall be the duty of the department: (a) To collect data necessary for the work of the department from all persons and agencies mentioned in Section 13020 and from any other appropriate source. (b) To prepare and distribute to all those persons and agencies, cards, forms, or electronic means used in reporting data to the department. The cards, forms, or electronic means may, in addition to other items, include items of information needed by federal bureaus or departments engaged in the development of national and uniform criminal statistics. (c) To recommend the form and content of records which must be kept by those persons and agencies in order to ensure the correct reporting of data to the department. (d) To instruct those persons and agencies in the installation, maintenance, and use of those records and in the reporting of data therefrom to the department. (e) To process, tabulate, analyze and interpret the data collected from those persons and agencies. (f) To supply, at their request, to federal bureaus or departments engaged in the collection of national criminal statistics data they need from this state. (g) To present to the Governor, on or before July 1st, an annual report containing the criminal statistics of the preceding calendar year and to present at other times as the Attorney General may approve reports on special aspects of criminal statistics. A sufficient number of copies of all reports shall be prepared to enable the Attorney General to send a copy to all public officials in the state dealing with criminals and to distribute them generally in channels where they will add to the public enlightenment. (h) To periodically review the requirements of units of government using criminal justice statistics, and to make recommendations for changes it deems necessary in the design of criminal justice statistics systems, including new techniques of collection and processing made possible by automation. 13010.5. The department shall collect data pertaining to the juvenile justice system for criminal history and statistical purposes. This information shall serve to assist the department in complying with the reporting requirement of subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 13012, measuring the extent of juvenile delinquency, determining the need for and effectiveness of relevant legislation, and identifying long-term trends in juvenile delinquency. Any data collected pursuant to this section may include criminal history information which may be used by the department to comply with the requirements of Section 602.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. 13011. The department may serve as statistical and research agency to the Department of Corrections, the Board of Prison Terms, the Board of Corrections, the Department of the Youth Authority, and the Youthful Offender Parole Board. 13012. The annual report of the department provided for in Section 13010 shall contain statistics showing all of the following: (a) The amount and the types of offenses known to the public authorities. (b) The personal and social characteristics of criminals and delinquents. (c) The administrative actions taken by law enforcement, judicial, penal, and correctional agencies or institutions, including those in the juvenile justice system, in dealing with criminals or delinquents. (d) The administrative actions taken by law enforcement, prosecutorial, judicial, penal, and correctional agencies, including those in the juvenile justice system, in dealing with minors who are the subject of a petition or hearing in the juvenile court to transfer their case to the jurisdiction of an adult criminal court or whose cases are directly filed or otherwise initiated in an adult criminal court. (e) The number of citizens' complaints received by law enforcement agencies under Section 832.5. These statistics shall indicate the total number of these complaints, the number alleging criminal conduct of either a felony or misdemeanor, and the number sustained in each category. The report shall not contain a reference to any individual agency but shall be by gross numbers only. It shall be the duty of the department to give adequate interpretation of the statistics and so to present the information that it may be of value in guiding the policies of the Legislature and of those in charge of the apprehension, prosecution, and treatment of the criminals and delinquents, or concerned with the prevention of crime and delinquency. The report shall also include statistics which are comparable with national uniform criminal statistics published by federal bureaus or departments heretofore mentioned. 13012.5. (a) The annual report published by the department under Section 13010 shall, in regard to the contents required by subdivision (d) of Section 13012, include the following statewide information: (1) The annual number of fitness hearings held in the juvenile courts under Section 707 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and the outcomes of those hearings including orders to remand to adult criminal court, cross-referenced with information about the age, gender, ethnicity, and offense of the minors whose cases are the subject of those fitness hearings. (2) The annual number of minors whose cases are filed directly in adult criminal court under Sections 602.5 and 707 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, cross-referenced with information about the age, gender, ethnicity, and offense of the minors whose cases are filed directly to the adult criminal court. (3) The outcomes of cases involving minors who are prosecuted in adult criminal courts, regardless of how adult court jurisdiction was initiated, including whether the minor was acquitted or convicted, or whether the case was dismissed and returned to juvenile court, including sentencing outcomes, cross-referenced with the age, gender, ethnicity, and offense of the minors subject to these court actions. (b) The department's annual report published under Section 13010 shall include the information described in subdivision (d) of Section 13012, as further delineated by this section, beginning with the report due on July 1, 2003, for the preceding calendar year. 13012.6. The annual report published by the department under Section 13010 shall include information concerning arrests for violations of Section 530.5. 13013. The department shall maintain a data set, updated annually, that contains the number of crimes reported, number of clearances and clearance rates in California as reported by individual law enforcement agencies. The data set shall be made available through a prominently displayed hypertext link on the department's Internet Web site. This section shall not be construed to require reporting any crimes other than those required by Section 13012. 13014. (a) The Department of Justice shall perform the following duties concerning the investigation and prosecution of homicide cases: (1) Collect information, as specified in subdivision (b), on all persons who are the victims of, and all persons who are charged with, homicide. (2) Adopt and distribute as a written form or by electronic means to all state and governmental entities that are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of homicide cases forms that will include information to be provided to the department pursuant to subdivision (b). (3) Compile, collate, index, and maintain a file of the information required by subdivision (b). The file shall be available to the general public during the normal business hours of the department, and the department shall annually publish a report containing the information required by this section, which shall also be available to the general public. The department shall perform the duties specified in this subdivision within its existing budget. (b) Every state or local governmental entity responsible for the investigation and prosecution of a homicide case shall provide the department with demographic information about the victim and the person or persons charged with the crime, including age, gender, race, and ethnic background.
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