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Title: Public Attitudes Toward Uses of Criminal History Information: A Privacy, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information Report, Summary of Survey Findings
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2001
Page Count: 78
  Annotation: This report presents the results of the first national survey of public attitudes toward the use of criminal history information for a variety of purposes.
Abstract: The survey was designed by Alan Westin, a noted expert on issues relating to privacy and uses of sensitive data in the private and public sector. The survey specifically addressed public attitudes toward use of criminal record data in various employment situations, opinions on uses of arrest vs. conviction data, and attitudes toward collection of fingerprint data.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Background investigations ; Public Attitudes/Opinion ; Criminal histories ; Computerized criminal histories ; Criminal history exchanges ; BJS grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Contract Number: 96-BJ-CX-K010
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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