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NCJ Number: 170053 Find in a Library
Title: Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - Kentucky; Kentucky Revised Statutes (Baldwin)
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
Indianapolis, IN 46202
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a 1997 overview of Kentucky law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information.
Abstract: Under the Kentucky Revised Statutes (Baldwin), all city and county law enforcement agencies must send a photograph, a set of fingerprints, and a general description report of all persons arrested on a felony charge to the Department of State Police of the Justice Cabinet. A centralized criminal history record information system is mandated for the State Department of Justice under the direction of the commissioner of the Bureau of State Police. Each law enforcement or other public agency in possession of data on arrestees is required, upon written request of the arrestee, to separate all records relating to the arrestee from records on persons convicted. One provision pertains to the furnishing of potential employers with a person's record of convictions, guilty pleas, and Alford pleas that involve specified crimes; prospective employers are allowed to request such information. A chapter on public records sets a policy of free and open examination of public records, with certain exceptions; types of records not accessible to the public are specified. This compendium also contains regulations for the management of the Criminal History Record Information System, including the arrest and disposition reporting procedure, the audit of the information system, and the security of centralized criminal history record information. Regulations also pertain to the dissemination of criminal history record information and the inspection of criminal history record information by the record subject.
Main Term(s): Court records
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Criminal histories; Criminal justice information systems; Data security; Information collection; Information dissemination; Information processing; Kentucky; Legal privacy protection; Records management; State laws
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