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NCJ Number: 154708 Find in a Library
Title: Massachusetts Statutes Annotated
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 46
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 Massachusetts that covers access to public records, the Criminal Offender Record Information System, the sealing of certain criminal record files, fair information practices, individual privacy rights, and the Criminal History Systems Board.
Abstract: Legislation covering access to public records concerns the dissemination of record information, procedures for the interstate exchange of record information, drug offender records, probation reports, and expungement and sealing of certain criminal record files (including those of juveniles). Procedures on access to public records are also contained in legislative provisions that deal with prisoner identification, fugitives from justice, criminal history records of jurors, fingerprinting, and photographing. Legislation further covers fair information practices, criminal record access procedures (certification), statutorily authorized criminal record access, individual rights to information release and privacy, records contained in criminal justice information systems, and criminal offender record information. The Criminal History Systems Board maintains controls over access to criminal offender record information.
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; Fingerprinting regulations; Juvenile records confidentiality; Massachusetts; 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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