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  NCJ Number: NCJ 143501   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Use and Management of Criminal History Record Information: A Comprehensive Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/1993
  Page Count: 160
  Series: BJS Criminal Justice Information Policy Report
  Annotation: This report reviews the criminal history information systems in the United States and discusses in nontechnical terms the interrelated network of local, State, and Federal information systems that provide criminal history records to both criminal justice personnel and to authorized noncriminal justice users.
  Abstract: It also assesses the role these systems play in the effective functioning of the criminal justice system and reviews the impact that new technologies and strategies are having on the completeness, accuracy, and availability of criminal history records. Individual sections explain how typical State criminal justice systems are structured and how they use criminal history records, the laws regulating criminal history record systems, the issues of data quality and dissemination, and new technologies that affect criminal history record systems. Further sections describe the Interstate Identification Index system and the role it plays in the decentralization of the country's criminal history record information system. Another section provides an overview of Federal initiatives and activities that affect criminal history record systems. Glossary, figures, footnotes, and appended charts
  Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
  Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Computers ; Computerized criminal histories ; Criminology ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; 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: 92-BJ-CX-K012
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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