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Title: Privacy and Juvenile Justice Records: A Mid-Decade Status Report
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1939
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
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

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report aims to provide a comprehensive and broad overview of the status of juvenile justice records and information systems as of the mid-1990's, together with an analysis of related information and privacy issues.
Abstract: Significant developments have combined to fundamentally change juvenile justice records and information systems, as well as privacy policy for juvenile records. The first of these developments is the rapid increase in juvenile crime in the early 1990's. A high level of public alarm about violent juvenile predators, juvenile gangs, and juvenile drug use has resulted. In addition, the public's confidence in the potential to rehabilitate juvenile offenders has declined; the public strongly supports handling of many juveniles as adults rather than placing them in more treatment-oriented settings. Moreover, juvenile justice information is increasingly being made available by law and by practice to agencies and organizations outside the juvenile justice system and for nonjuvenile and noncriminal justice purposes. In many States, juvenile records are included in automated adult record systems. furthermore, the quality of juvenile justice records and the effectiveness record systems appear to lag substantially behind those for adults. Therefore, a pressing need exists for empirical assessments of the status of juvenile justice records and record systems and for improvements indicated by such assessments. Footnotes and attached juvenile justice chronology
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice information systems; Juvenile records confidentiality; Records management
Note: BJS Criminal Justice Information Policy
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