ABSTRACT

Comparison of Criminal-History Information Systems in the United States and Other Countries   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Abstract: "Official criminal-history record information is an important component of criminal justice systems worldwide, but little is known about how the United States' criminal-history system compares to those in other industrialized countries. To address this knowledge gap, the Bureau of Justice Statistics sponsored a study to document and compare the national criminal-history systems in the United States, Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Germany, and the Netherlands. The topics include the operational uses and sources of the criminal-history data, procedures to assess record accuracy and completeness, efforts to improve the systems, and the availability of records to government and non-government entities for operational and research purposes. Sub-national criminal-history systems (e.g., the state repositories in the U.S.) and other data systems that maintain and disseminate criminal justice information were outside the scope of this study."

Report Number:
Document No. 253816; Award No. 2016-R2-CX-K037
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Date:
2020-04-02
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov/
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pdf
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