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Title: Privacy and Juvenile Justice Records: A Mid-Decade Status Report
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1939
Page Count: 55
  Annotation: This report aims to provide a comprehensive and broad overview of the status of juvenile justice records and information systems as of the mid-1990's, together with an analysis of related information and privacy issues.
Abstract: Significant developments have combined to fundamentally change juvenile justice records and information systems, as well as privacy policy for juvenile records. The first of these developments is the rapid increase in juvenile crime in the early 1990's. A high level of public alarm about violent juvenile predators, juvenile gangs, and juvenile drug use has resulted. In addition, the public's confidence in the potential to rehabilitate juvenile offenders has declined; the public strongly supports handling of many juveniles as adults rather than placing them in more treatment-oriented settings. Moreover, juvenile justice information is increasingly being made available by law and by practice to agencies and organizations outside the juvenile justice system and for nonjuvenile and noncriminal justice purposes. In many States, juvenile records are included in automated adult record systems. furthermore, the quality of juvenile justice records and the effectiveness record systems appear to lag substantially behind those for adults. Therefore, a pressing need exists for empirical assessments of the status of juvenile justice records and record systems and for improvements indicated by such assessments. Footnotes and attached juvenile justice chronology
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Records management ; Juvenile justice information systems ; Juvenile records confidentiality
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
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: BJS Criminal Justice Information Policy
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