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NCJ Number: 67894 Find in a Library
Title: CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION SOURCES - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
Author(s): J N CARROL
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 350
Sponsoring Agency: Security World Publishing Co, Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Sale Source: Security World Publishing Co, Inc
2639 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WAYS TO OBTAIN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUALS FROM PERSONAL AND PUBLIC SOURCES, SUCH AS PERSONNEL RECORDS, RETAIL CREDIT COMPANY REPORTS, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS ARE PROBED.
Abstract: INTENDED AS A STUDENT TEXT AND A HANDBOOK FOR THE FIELD PRACTITIONER, THIS BOOK DISCUSSES A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS IN CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION. IT FOCUSES ON THE PROLIFERATION OF DATA BANKS, WHICH NOT ONLY STORE MASSES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BUT ALSO ARE CAPABLE OF POOLING AND INTERCHANGING THE DATA. THE PRACTICES OF PERSONAL AND MERCANTILE CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES, INSURANCE INVESTIGATORS, LENDERS, AND EXCHANGES ARE COVERED. IN ADDITION, THOSE PRACTICES OF CREDIT CARD ISSUERS, MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENTS, BANKS, MEDICAL INFORMATION BUREAUS, AND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE PROBED. THE SECTIONS ON EACH OF THESE TYPES OF DATA HOLDERS DESCRIBE IN DETAIL WHAT INFORMATION THE AGENCY KEEPS ON RECORD, WHO HAS CUSTODY OF THE RECORDS, HOW TO GET AT THE INFORMATION, AND HOW CREDIBLE THE INFORMATION IS. A DISCUSSION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS EXAMINES THE CONTENTS OF CRIMINAL FILES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION; NATIONAL POLICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS; AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH ITS STORED MASSES OF INFORMATION ON ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH ITS COMPONENTS. KINDS OF INFORMATION KEPT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AND METHODS OF IDENTIFYING PERSONS, INCLUDE SYSTEMS FOR PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION, BEHAVIOR, PERSONAL IDENTIFIERS, FINGERPRINTS, HANDWRITING, AND PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION. IN-FILE REPORTING AGENCIES, SUCH AS CREDIT BUREAUS AND CREDIT DATA, CREDIT INDEX, AND ACTION, ARE EXAMINED. A FINAL CHAPTER DISCUSSES THE ISSUE OF PRIVACY, DEFINING PUBLIC INFORMATION AND PRIVACY AND DELINEATING PRIVILEGE VERSUS LAW ENFORCEMENT. APPENDIXES INCLUDE RETAIL CREDIT COMPANY REPORT DATA, DUN AND BRADSTREET COMMERCIAL CREDIT REPORT DATA, STANDARD IDENTIFIERS OF PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, STANDARD NUMERIC CODES, AND COMPARATIVE PROFILES OF CHARACTER TYPES. ALSO INCLUDED ARE STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATIONS, AND FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT DATA. FOOTNOTES, APPROXIMATELY 100 REFERENCES, AN INDEX, AND A DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Access to legal information; Automated police information systems; Canada; Computer privacy and security; Confidential records access; Criminality prediction; Data collections; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Personnel identification systems; Police information systems; Privacy and security; United States of America
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