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Title: Increasing the Utility of the Criminal History Record: Report of the National Task Force
Series: BJS Full Reports
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Sacramento, CA 95831
Contract Number: 92-BJ-CX-K012
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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United States of America

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Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=982 
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report sets out the findings and recommendation of the National Task Force on Increasing the Utility of the Criminal History Record.
Abstract: The task force was convened by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Search Group Incorporated, to develop recommendations concerning the content of criminal history records that are exchanged among the States and to recommend a standard format for such records. The task force met over a 2 year period to discuss the utility of existing criminal history records, examine the data elements that currently appear on rap sheets, prepare a set of findings, and develop a common rap sheet for use among the States. The content and format of such records are of increasing importance, given the growing use of rap sheets in firearms presale checks and a wide range of pre-employment decisions.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Criminal histories; Criminal history exchanges; Criminal justice information systems
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