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  NCJ Number: NCJ 151262   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1994 Overview
  Document URL: PDF PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Editor(s): T R Cunningham
  Project Director: S J Barton
  Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
  Date Published: 1995
  Page Count: 166
  Annotation: This updated edition, the ninth in a series of Bureau of Justice Statistics publications referencing and analyzing State laws and administrative regulations, focuses on the security, confidentiality, accuracy, and completeness of criminal history records.
  Abstract: The purpose of the edition is to assist legislators, planners, administrators, legal analysts, and others who want to develop or use criminal record systems or to improve criminal record policymaking. Criminal history records have become increasingly important in identifying serious offenders under State and Federal statutes and in bail and pretrial release decisions, sentencing determinations, and correctional supervision and release decisions. In addition, the availability of accurate and complete criminal records is especially critical in identifying persons who are not eligible to purchase firearms under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. Further, the National Child Protection Act expands the role of criminal history records in protecting children, the elderly, and the disabled from abuse. The edition references all current State laws and regulations up to July 1994, as well as executive orders and opinions of attorney generals where applicable. The edition also includes a review and analysis section containing a general overview of State laws and regulations and a discussion of trends and conclusions concerning two especially important information policy issues: (1) requirements imposed on criminal justice agencies to maintain record quality; and (2) dissemination and use of criminal history information for noncriminal justice purposes. Summary tables showing trends and developments in criminal justice information law and policy and criminal justice information statutes and regulations by State constitute the bulk of the edition.
  Main Term(s): Statistics
  Index Term(s): Criminal justice information systems ; State laws ; Criminal histories ; Information dissemination ; Privacy and security ; State-by-state analyses ; Confidential records access ; Information collection ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 92-BJ-CX-K012
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Legislation/Policy Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: See NCJ-154684 through NCJ-154709 for State Statutes
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