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NCJ Number: 134722 Find in a Library
Title: Attorney General's Program for Improving the Nation's Criminal History Records: Bureau of Justice Statistics Implementation Status Report
Author(s): B Shipley; L Ruder
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A 3-year Federal program begun in 1990 has funded and provided technical assistance to State efforts to improve the completeness and quality of criminal history records to help stop firearms sales to felons.
Abstract: The Criminal History Record Improvement (CHRI) grant program aids State efforts in accurately identifying convicted felony offenders, improving the reporting of arrests and dispositions to State criminal history records at the State level, meeting the voluntary reporting standards of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and FBI, and making felony conviction information readily available to appropriate Federal and State requesting agencies. Recent accomplishments include the publication of the recommended voluntary standards, a major study of current criminal history information systems in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, a guide for planning and conducting audits of criminal history record systems, and a guide for improving records. Other activities have included a national conference on improving data quality, the initiation of an evaluation of the program, and continuation of justice information policy assistance. Map, summaries of grants to each State, chart, and list of 20 documents related to the CHRI program
Main Term(s): Criminal histories; Gun Control
Index Term(s): Crime data files; Data integrity; Federal aid; Program implementation
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