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NCJ Number: NCJ 171127     Find in a Library
Title: National Criminal History Improvement Program, Fiscal Year 1998 Program Announcement
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/1998
Page Count: 47
  Annotation: The fiscal year 1998 program announcement for the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) indicates the NCHIP has helped States join with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to build an accurate and useful national system of criminal records.
Abstract: The interstate availability of computerized criminal records is increasingly vital for criminal investigations, prosecutorial charging, sentencing decisions, correctional supervision and release, community notification, and background checks. Administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the NCHIP is an umbrella program to help States meet evolving requirements concerning criminal histories and related records, such as protection orders and sex offender registries. The National Sex Offender Registry Application Program is a component of the NCHIP that assists States in establishing appropriate interfaces with the FBI's national system so that State registry information on sex offenders can be obtained and tracked from one jurisdiction to another. The NCHIP continues in 1998, as indicated in the program announcement. Program goals and the legislative background of the NCHIP are described, along with the program application and award process. Appendixes contain supplemental information on program requirements and application forms.
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Grants or contracts ; Criminal justice information systems ; Automated criminal justice system ; Computerized criminal histories ; Criminal investigation ; Criminology ; Funding sources ; Federal programs ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Computer aided investigations ; Sex Offender Registration/Registries
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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