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Glossary of Terms


Definitions of common terms and abbreviations used by CJI in the course of its inspection work are provided here for your convenience. The terms and their definitions are shown in alphabetical order.

Abbreviation/Terms Definitions
ACC Assistant Chief Constable
ACE Assessment, Case Management and Evaluation
ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
APIL Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
ASBO Anti-Social Behaviour Order
ASORMC Area Sex Offender Risk Management Committee
BIS Business Information System
CA Compensation Agency
CADD Campaign Against Drink Driving
CAJ Committee on the Administration of Justice
CARE Child Abuse & Rape Enquiry
CC Chief Constable
CICAP Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel
CID Criminal Investigation Department
CID Criminal Investigation Department (in Police)
CJA Criminal Justice Agencies
CJB Criminal Justice Board
CJI Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland
CJO Criminal Justice Organisation
CJR Criminal Justice Review
CJS Criminal Justice System
CJU Criminal Justice Unit (in Police)
CLT Community Liaison Team
CMS Case Management System
CoSo Coalition on Sexual Orientation
CPO Case Processing Office
CPS Crown Prosecution Service
CRJI Community Restorative Justice Ireland
CSI Crime Scene Investigator
CSM Crime Scene Manager
CSP Community Safety Partnerships
CSPP Community Safety and Policing Partnership
CSU Community Safety Unit
DAG Delay Action Group
DCU District Command Unit ( in Police)
DEL Department for Employment and Learning
DFP Department of Finance and Personnel
DHSSPS Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
DJ District Judge (This term has been replaced the term Resident Magistrate)
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DoJ Department of Justice
DPP District Policing Partnership
DPPB District Policing Partnership Board
DRM Designated Risk Manager
DSD Department for Social Development
DWP Department for Work and Pensions
EFQM European Foundation for Quality Management
EU European Union
FLO Family Liaison Officer (in Police)
FoI Freedom of Information
FPN Fixed Penalty Notice
FPT File Preparation Team
FRISC Fraud Referral Investigation Score Card
FSNI Forensic Science Northern Ireland
FSS Forensic Science Service
GB Great Britain
HMCPSI Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
HMIC Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
HO Home Office
ICIS Integrated Crime Information System
ICOS Integrated Court Operations System
IIB Internal Investigations Branch
IO Investigating Officer
IPCC Independent Police Complaints Commission
IS Information System
IT Information Technology
JEGS Job Evaluation and Grading Support
JNCC Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee
JOC Justice Oversight Commissioner
LAN Local Authority Networks
LCJ Lord Chief Justice
MAPPP Multi Agency Public Protection Panel
MASRAM Multi Agency Procedures for the Assessment and Management of Sex Offenders
MIT Major Investigation Team
MLO Minority Liaison Officer
MOD Ministry of Defence
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NAO National Audit Office
NCHS National Call Handling Standards
NCRS National Crime Recording Standards
NDPB Non Departmental Public Body
NHS National Health Service
NI Northern Ireland
NIA Northern Ireland Alternatives
NIAO Northern Ireland Audit Office
NICCY Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
NICEM Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities
NICTS Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
NIHE Northern Ireland Housing Executive
NIM National Intelligence Model
NIO Northern Ireland Office
NIPB Northern Ireland Policing Board
NIPS Northern Ireland Prison Service
NIPSA Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance
NISOSMC Northern Ireland Sex Offender Strategic Management Committee
NISRA Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
NOMS National Offender Management Service
NVQ National Vocational Qualification
ODPP Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
OFMDFM Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister
OFU Organised Fraud Unit
OGC Office of Government Commerce
OPONI The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
PACE Police and Criminal Evidence
PBNI Probation Board for Northern Ireland
PDO Partnership Development Officers
PE Preliminary Enquiry
PI Preliminary Investigation
PINS Professionalism in Security
PIP Professionalising Investigation Programme
PPP Public Private Partnerships
PPS Public Prosecution Service
PSA Public Service Agreement
PSNI Police Service of Northern Ireland
PYO Persistent Young Offender
QUB Queen's University of Belfast
RFI Request for Further Information
RIOH Recording Incidents of Hate
RM Resident Magistrate (This term has been replaced by the term District Judge)
RM 2000 Risk Matrix 2000 - as assessment method to determine offenders' risk level
RMS Records Management System
RoI Republic of Ireland
ROSHO Risk of Sexual Harm Order
RPA Review of Public Administration
RUC Royal Ulster Constabulary
S75 Section 75 (of the Northern Ireland Act 1998)
SCR Serious Case Review
SIO Senior Investigating Officer (PSNI)
SLA Service Level Agreement
SMART Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound
SMT Senior Management Team
SOO Sex Offender Order
SOPO Sexual Offences Prevention Order
SOTP Sex Offender Treatment Programme
SPD State Pathologist's Department
SSA Social Security Agency
SSI Social Services Inspectorate
SSR Specific Sentence Report
TSG Police Tactical Support Group
TSR Trial Status Report
UK United Kingdom
UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service
VCMM Volume Crime Management Model
VCS Voluntary and Community Sector
VCU Volume Crime Unit
VCU Voluntary and Community Unit
ViSOR Violent and Sex Offender Register
VSNI Victim Support Northern Ireland
YCS Youth Conference Service
YDO Youth Diversionary Officer
YJA Youth Justice Agency
YWS Young Witness Service (supplied by NSPCC)

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