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NCJ Number: 170065 Find in a Library
Title: Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - New Jersey
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 27
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
Box 6000
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Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
420 University Boulevard
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 New Jersey law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information.
Abstract: The Division of State Police is provided mandates for the criminal history record information background checks for non- criminal justice purposes. They address authorized and unauthorized access and uses. Access to criminal history record information for non-criminal justice purposes, including licensing or employment, is restricted to authorized agencies as defined by the law. State law establishes the State Bureau of Identification within the Department of State Police, which is responsible for collecting, managing, and disseminating data from law enforcement agencies. The nucleus of the Bureau is files of fingerprints and photographs. Sections on the expungement of records include provisions on the expungement of records of young drug offenders, arrests that do not result in conviction, the effects of expungement, and disclosure of the expungement order. New Jersey law pertinent to examining and obtaining copies of public records establishes a policy that public records shall be readily accessible for examination by citizens, with certain exceptions. There is a provision for proceedings to enforce this right when access to information is denied. The executive order that established the Criminal Justice Privacy and Security Council is also included in this compendium. The Council is responsible for reviewing requests for access to criminal history information by non-criminal justice agencies or individuals, reviewing preliminary appeals related to individual challenges to criminal history records of these individuals, and conducting initial reviews for access to sealed criminal history records.
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; Legal privacy protection; New Jersey; Records management; State laws
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