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README.md

Crime and Punishment in Chicago

About the Project

The Crime and Punishment in Chicago project, which this repo backs, provides an index of data sources regarding the criminal justice system in Chicago. We track data sources from a 911 call all the way to court or jail. We aggregate sources of data, provide insight into how this data is generated, discuss how to get it, and expose what data is unavailable.

This project is part of a collaboration between the Chicago Justice Project, a nonprofit research organization, and FreeGeek Chicago’s Supreme Chi-Town Coding Crew (SC3). This project is funded by Smart Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. We used the Chicago Tribune's Tarbell content management system to build our site.

You can see the current version of the website this repo backs here: http://chicago-justice.smartchicagoapps.org/.

Development

In order to get started developing this project, these are the steps you should follow.

Getting Tarbell

First, make sure you have Tarbell installed and setup.

If it's not already installed, here's the two steps you need to get it:

sudo pip install tarbell==0.9b2  
tarbell configure  

Note: When it asks you, you should set up Google Spreadsheets, but we can laeve Amazoon S3 setup for later.

Getting the mockup

Clone the repo:

git clone git@github.com:sc3/chicago-justice.git

Do some setup and launch the Tarbell preview server:

cd chicago-justice  
git submodule update --init  
tarbell serve  

You should be able to view the results in a browser at localhost:5000.

Priorities

Currently, priorities for development are listed here in order of importance.