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NCJ Number: 250533 Find in a Library
Title: State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Fugitives from Justice
Author(s): Dennis DeBacco; 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: February 2017
Page Count: 13
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 “fugitive from justice” persons prohibited from purchasing and possessing a firearm and highlights the significance of making warrant information available to databases searched during a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check.
Abstract: The report highlights the significance of making warrant information available to databases searched during a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. It describes the Congressional requirements established under the Brady Act for entering warrants into databases used by NICS, the challenges of entering warrant records into state and national databases, and improvements states have made making warrant records more readily available to the NICS. It provides an overview of “fugitive from justice” persons, defined as any person who has fled from any State to avoid prosecution for a felony or a misdemeanor, any person who leaves the State to avoid giving testimony in any criminal proceeding, or any person who knows that misdemeanor or felony charges are pending against such person and who leaves the state of prosecution, prohibited from purchasing and possessing a firearm.
Main Term(s): National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
Index Term(s): Background Check Systems; Background Checks; 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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