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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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Title: Increasing the Utility of the Criminal History Record: Report of the National Task Force
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 69
  Series: BJS Full Reports
  Annotation: This report sets out the findings and recommendation of the National Task Force on Increasing the Utility of the Criminal History Record.
Abstract: The task force was convened by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Search Group Incorporated, to develop recommendations concerning the content of criminal history records that are exchanged among the States and to recommend a standard format for such records. The task force met over a 2 year period to discuss the utility of existing criminal history records, examine the data elements that currently appear on rap sheets, prepare a set of findings, and develop a common rap sheet for use among the States. The content and format of such records are of increasing importance, given the growing use of rap sheets in firearms presale checks and a wide range of pre-employment decisions.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice information systems ; Criminal histories ; Crime prevention measures ; Criminal history exchanges
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Contract Number: 92-BJ-CX-K012
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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