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NCJ Number: 250275 Find in a Library
Title: State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Fingerprint Processing Advances Improve Background Checks
Author(s): Owen Greenspan; Richard Schauffler
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America

National Ctr for State Courts
Court Statistics and Information Management Project
United States of America
Date Published: September 2016
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Sacramento, CA 95831
Grant Number: 2009-NS-BX-K050
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Legislation/Policy Analysis; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource is the latest in a series of Bureau of Justice Statistics grant-funded reports on firearm-related background checks, and provides an overview of the evolution of the use, capture, storage, and transmission of fingerprints.
Abstract: The report details the importance of fingerprint-supported criminal history records for background check purposes, including: challenges States face in reporting; strategies that have been implemented to overcome those challenges; and progress States are making in improving the timeliness and accuracy of firearm-related background checks.
Main Term(s): National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
Index Term(s): Background Check Systems; BJS final report; BJS Grant-related Documents; BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Gun Control; National Crime Information Center
Note: This report was prepared by SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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