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NCJ Number: 154697 Find in a Library
Title: Annotated Code of Maryland
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 80
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: Legislation has been enacted in Maryland that addresses the disclosure and expungement of police and court records, the establishment of efficient criminal justice and court information systems, the need of criminal justice agencies for accurate and current criminal history record information (CHRI), the right of individuals to privacy, and access to public records.
Abstract: Maryland has relatively strict guidelines for disclosing and expunging police and court records. In addition, the State recognizes the need for accurate and current CHRI and has created a central repository for such information through its criminal justice information system. Agreements have been made with various criminal justice agencies to share and disseminate CHRI and to expunge certain criminal arrest records. Legislation also deals with citizen access to public records, CHRI reported to courts, the right of individuals to inspect their criminal records, the dissemination of CHRI, and criminal background investigations for child care facility employees.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Court information systems; Court records; Crime data files; Criminal histories; Criminal justice information systems; Data security; Expungement or sealing of records; Maryland; 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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