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National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact: Resource Materials

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Date Published
January 1998
29 pages
This report presents a section-by-section analysis of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, which will define procedures for interstate exchange of criminal history records for noncriminal justice purposes such as background checks on persons seeking positions involving national security or employment with children and the elderly.
The document also describes the basic framework of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Interstate Identification Index, which provides interstate access for criminal records. The report, prepared by SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, under a grant from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), is part of the continuing series of BJS reports addressing the status of and issues associated with criminal history records in the Untied States. Text of the Compact and copies of Department of Justice correspondence regarding it

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