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NCJ Number: 154694 Find in a Library
Title: Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Annotated
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Sacramento, CA 95831
Sale Source: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
7311 Greenhaven Drive
Suite 145
Sacramento, CA 95831
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Pennsylvania has enacted legislation that focuses on the maintenance of criminal history record information (CHRI) and citizen access to public records.
Abstract: Legislation specifies requirements for collecting protected information, ensuring the completeness and accuracy of CHRI, expunging criminal records, maintaining juvenile criminal records, assuring data security, and protecting the individual's right of access and review. Criminal information can be placed in Pennsylvania's criminal justice information system only if the criminal justice agency has reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. In addition, legislation places strict guidelines on the dissemination of CHRI and on protecting data security and confidentiality. Legislation also identifies security requirements for data repositories, outlines procedures related to the individual's right of criminal record access and review, identifies data to be collected as part of criminal identification, and addresses citizen access to public records.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Crime data files; Criminal histories; Criminal justice information systems; Data security; Expungement or sealing of records; Juvenile records confidentiality; Pennsylvania; Police records; Privacy and security; Right of privacy; State laws
Note: To accompany the publication, Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1994 Overview, NCJ-151262
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