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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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NCJRS Abstract

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NCJ Number: NCJ 200581     Find in a Library
Title: Improving Access to and Integrity of Criminal History Records
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Peter M. Brien
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2005
Page Count: 42
  Annotation: This report examines the problem of missing dispositions in State criminal history records and the availability of State records to support the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Abstract: The report addresses the accomplishments that the National Criminal History Improvement Program has made since 1995 in improving the quality and accessibility of criminal history records and outlines future challenges in building a national criminal history records infrastructure. Electronic only, figures
Main Term(s): Background investigations ; Criminal histories
Index Term(s): Computerized criminal histories ; Criminal history exchanges ; State criminal justice systems
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Downloaded November 3, 2005.
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