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  NCJ Number: NCJ 187663   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Public Attitudes Toward Uses of Criminal History Information: A Privacy, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information Report, Summary of Survey Findings
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
  Date Published: 07/2001
  Page Count: 78
  Annotation: This report presents the results of the first national survey of public attitudes toward the use of criminal history information for a variety of purposes.
  Abstract: The survey was designed by Alan Westin, a noted expert on issues relating to privacy and uses of sensitive data in the private and public sector. The survey specifically addressed public attitudes toward use of criminal record data in various employment situations, opinions on uses of arrest vs. conviction data, and attitudes toward collection of fingerprint data.
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Background investigations ; Public Attitudes/Opinion ; Criminal histories ; Computerized criminal histories ; Criminal history exchanges ; BJS grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Contract Number: 96-BJ-CX-K010
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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