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/.
In order to get started developing this project, these are the steps you should follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org: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
Currently, priorities for development are listed here in order of importance.