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Title: National Conference on Criminal History Records: Brady and Beyond; Proceedings of a BJS/SEARCH Group Conference
  Document URL: PDF PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Project Director: S J Barton
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 207
  Annotation: To be effective, the Brady Act and the National Child Protection Act of 1993 require the cooperation and involvement of the States in their implementation and continued operation; the conference proceedings reported in this document were the first step toward sharing information, providing guidance and obtaining input that is vital to those processes.
Abstract: The first day of the conference, which focused on the current status of criminal history records, provided information on specific aspects of the Brady Act and the National Child Protection Act, such as requirements the acts impose on States and successful implementation and operation of similar statewide programs. The "Welcome" address emphasized that an important side benefit of both acts is their focusing of attention on the adequacy of criminal records systems, mainly their accuracy, completeness, and shareability. The next three speakers set the stage for a discussion of the Brady Law from the Federal agency perspective. Four panel members discussed the requirements, regulations, and procedures of the Brady Act. Two panels discussed existing systems, with attention to current presage firearms checks and the role of the courts. The second day of the conference, which focused on current decisionmaking and future policies, highlighted Federal policymaking and decisionmaking related to the implementation of the National Child Protection Act. Appended supplementary information
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice information systems ; Criminal histories ; Computers ; Statistics ; Child protection laws ; Criminal history exchanges ; Gun control legislation
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
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Type: Conference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Proceedings of a conference held in Washington, D.C., February 8-9, 1994.
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