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NCJ Number: 249799 Find in a Library
Title: Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2014
Author(s): Becki R. Groggins; Dennis A. DeBacco
Corporate Author: SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: December 2015
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Sacramento, CA 95831
Grant Number: 2011-MU-MU-K054
Document: PDF
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 2014 report of the findings and methodology of the Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, presents data from the criminal history files of 49 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Abstract: The total number of persons in these criminal history files was 105,569,200, with some individual offenders possibly having criminal records in more than one State or territory. Twenty-nine States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico have fully automated criminal history files. Twenty-one States and Guam, representing 41 percent of the individual offenders in the Nation’s criminal history records, report that 80 percent or more arrests in the entire criminal history database have final dispositions recorded. The report also provides data on the information contained in criminal records, such as the number of States that accept 10-fingerprint images, palm prints, facial recognition data, or associated biometric information. The survey also provides data on flagging of records, dispositions, and the matching of dispositions received to specific arrest events. In addition, the survey contained queries on whether criminal history systems contained protection order information, warrants and wanted persons, accessibility of records and services, repository practices and technologies used, non-criminal background checks, and “rap back” (provision for informing an employer or other designated entity when an individual in the system has been rearrested). 23 tables and a copy of the survey instrument
Main Term(s): Criminal History Records
Index Term(s): Criminal history exchanges; Criminal Record Systems; National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP); State-by-state analyses
Note: This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2011-MU-BX-K054 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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