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NCJ Number: 154721 Find in a Library
Title: Alabama Statutes Annotated
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 39
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: Alabama has enacted legislation that focuses on the provision of criminal history information on applicants to positions involving child care and treatment, the release and dissemination of criminal history information, the establishment of a criminal justice information center, access to public records, data privacy and security, and personnel security.
Abstract: Alabama's Department of Public Safety is responsible for providing criminal conviction information on applicants to positions involving child care and treatment. Such information is to be confidential, and applicants are to be rejected if they have a felony conviction. In general, information collected and stored in the criminal record repository of Alabama's Department of Public Safety includes data on arrest, detention, and criminal proceedings, and criminal record information is releasable under certain conditions. Alabama's criminal justice information center is charged with establishing and operating a system for accumulating, storing, retrieving, analyzing, and disseminating vital information on certain crimes, criminals, and criminal activities. Legislation establishes guidelines for the collection and dissemination of criminal history data, the conduct of criminal investigations, and the preparation of crime reports. Legislation also addresses fingerprinting procedures, public access to criminal records, data privacy and security, criminal history dissemination policies and procedures, and personnel security.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alabama; Confidential records access; Crime data files; Criminal histories; Criminal investigation; Criminal justice information systems; Data security; Fingerprinting regulations; Privacy and security; State laws; Statistics; Victims of Crime
Note: To accompany the publication, Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1994 Overview, See NCJ-151262
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