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Title: Use and Management of Criminal History Record Information: A Comprehensive Report
Series: BJS Criminal Justice Information Policy Report
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: November 1993
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
SEARCH Group Inc.
Sacramento, CA 95831
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
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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): BJS Grant-related Documents; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Computer aided operations; Computerized criminal histories; Computers; Criminology; State-by-state analyses
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