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Title: Report of the National Task Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2001
Page Count: 123
  Series: BJS Technical Reports
  Annotation: This report focuses on the law and policy of criminal history record information (CHRI).
Abstract: In the mid-1970's and again in the mid-1980's, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics (SEARCH) reviewed the law and policy addressing the collection, use, and dissemination of criminal justice record information and, particularly CHRI. The efforts and recommendations that resulted made a direct contribution to the development of law and policy for the handling of CHRI in all 50 States. By the late 1990s, it became apparent that changes in technology, as well as the public’s attitude about access to information and privacy made it necessary to take a new look at CHRI law and policy. This new effort consists of this report, a public opinion survey about public access, a national conference, and targeted standards applying the recommendations set forth in this report. The National Task Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information (Task Force) identified the following technological, cultural, economic, and other “change drivers:” public concern about privacy; the “Information Culture;” technological change; system integration; a “Business Model” for the criminal justice system; noncriminal justice demand; commercial compilation and sale; government statutes and initiatives; juvenile justice reform; and intelligence systems. There are five interests critical to a democracy and that are served by information privacy: due process and fairness, individual dignity, individual autonomy, oversight and trust in governmental institutions, and the promotion of privacy-dependent relationships. Task Force recommendations include the creation of a body to make recommendations to the Federal and State legislation, executive, and judicial branches of government; the development of a new generation of criminal justice information and privacy law and policy; and the treatment of records of juveniles convicted of felonies as similar to adult records. 3 appendices
Main Term(s): Criminal histories ; Records
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Conviction records ; Probation or parole records ; Project SEARCH ; Arrest records ; Crime data files
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-BJ-CX-K010
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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