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NCJ Number: 99017 Find in a Library
Title: State Criminal Records Repositories
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the results of a survey conducted in December 1984 to determine features of State criminal records repositories.
Abstract: The 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands were surveyed. Responses were received from 47 States. A State central repository maintains comprehensive files of criminal history record information. The States were asked to provide counts or estimates of the number of subject records held and of the number of arrests and final dispositions reported to the central repository in 1981-83. The survey also determined the extent to which States have automated repository name indexes and criminal histories. Respondents also indicated whether the reporting of dispositions to repositories is mandatory or voluntary. The survey queried repository administrators about the completeness and accuracy of repository data bases as well as the extent to which repositories produce statistical reports. Six tables of survey data.
Index Term(s): Arrest records; Computerized criminal histories; Criminal histories; Dispositions; State-by-state analyses
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Technical Report
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