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NCJ Number: 154707 Find in a Library
Title: Virgin Islands Statutes Annotated
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 5
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 enacted by the Virgin Islands is described that focuses on the right of citizens to examine public records and on the confidentiality of records.
Abstract: Public records include all records and documents belonging to government entities in the Virgin Islands. Citizens have the right to examine and copy public records, unless regulatory provisions stipulate that certain records be kept secret or confidential. Access to public records must be carefully supervised. Certain public records must be kept confidential, including personal information about public school students, hospital records, trade secrets, attorney records, investigative reports of peace officers, criminal identification files of the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department, confidential personnel records, and information about elderly and disabled adult abuse.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Crime data files; Criminal histories; Data security; Laws and Statutes; Police records; Privacy and security; US Virgin Islands
Note: To accompany the publication, Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1994 Overview, NCJ-151262
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