skip navigation

CrimeSolutions.gov

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 
  NCJ Number: NCJ 135690     Find in a Library
  Title: Criminal History Record Disposition Reporting: Findings and Strategies
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1992
  Page Count: 3
  Annotation: A report by the National Task Force on Criminal History Disposition Reporting found that, in light of the high rate of recidivism of career criminals, it would be appropriate for both criminal justice and noncriminal justice decisionmakers to consider the recidivists' criminal history when necessary.
  Abstract: The task force found that accurate and complete criminal history record information assists law enforcement personnel in identifying individuals during investigations, prosecutors in making charging and plea bargaining decisions, and courts in making appropriate pretrial release decisions. Criminal history record disposition reporting is crucial to decisions regarding sentencing, parole, security clearances, eligibility to carry firearms, employment, public policy, and noncriminal justice licensing and eligibility. The task force recommended several ways to improve disposition reporting. A high level task force should be established in each State to represent all components of the criminal justice system. High priority should be given to automating recording systems, and electronic data interchange technologies should be utilized wherever possible. In addition, every State should establish a systematic training program for improving the accuracy and completeness of criminal history record information.
  Main Term(s): Conviction records ; Criminal histories
  Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Information processing ; Task force reports
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=135690

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.