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  • How can I obtain a copy of my criminal record?
    To obtain a copy of your Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal record, please follow the pr... Read More
    Last Updated: July 15, 2014

  • Can I work in law enforcement if I have a criminal record?
    To determine the impact your criminal record may have on your ability to get a job in criminal justi... Read More
    Last Updated: June 20, 2013

  • How can I find out if a sex offender is living in my neighborhood?
    To obtain information about or locate sex offenders in a specific area, please visit the Dru Sjodin ... Read More
    Last Updated: January 31, 2013

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  • Law Enforcement Perspectives on Sex Offender Registration and Notification,  NIJ-Sponsored, August 2016, NCJ 250181. (18 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Law Enforcement Perspectives on Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Supplemental Report on Open-Ended Responses on Policy Recommendations,  NIJ-Sponsored, July 2016, NCJ 250114. (23 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • National Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Implementation Inventory, Preliminary Results,  NIJ-Sponsored, July 2016, NCJ 250132. (37 pages).

  • Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-14 - Statistical Tables,  BJS, June 2016, NCJ 249849. (28 pages).
    Agency Abstract   PDF  TEXT  NCJRS Abstract   

  • State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Protection Order Submissions,  BJS-Sponsored, April 2016, NCJ 249864. (12 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA): A Guide on SORNA Implementation in Indian Country,  SMART, March 2016, NCJ 249581. (28 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

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