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NCJ Number: 248457 Find in a Library
Title: Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Corporate Author: Institute for Intergovernmental Research
United States of America
Date Published: October 2014
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Grant Number: 2013-TR-BX-0001
Document: PDF
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brochure provides information on the protection of the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of citizens to help law enforcement understand what activities are constitionally protected.
Abstract: In addition to its role in fighting crime and keeping Americans safe, the protection of citizen’s privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties is a vital law enforcement responsibility. This brochure covers law enforcement’s duty to understand what activities are constitutionally protected and how to act in a manner to ensure equal protection for all citizens. It covers the importance of: 1) building relationships between the community and law enforcement; 2) protecting privacy and appropriately gathering, documenting, using, retaining, and sharing personally identifiable information only for valid law enforcement purposes; 3) protecting civil rights, ensuring that the rights of citizens and equal protection under the law are guaranteed to all citizens; 4) identifying constitutionally protected activities and limiting civil liberty violations; and 5) strengthening community trust by protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of all citizens equally and without bias or prejudice.
Main Term(s): Privacy and security
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Civil rights; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Right of privacy
Note: This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-TR-BX-0001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice. Copyright 2014 Institute for Intergovernmental Research®. All rights reserved. For permission to make copies or extractions, please contact IIR at Post Office Box 12729, Tallahassee, Florida 32317, (850) 385-0600.
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