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Public Attitudes Toward Uses of Criminal History Information: A Privacy, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information Report, Summary of Survey Findings

NCJ Number
187663
Date Published
July 2001
Length
78 pages
Agencies
BJS
Publication Type
Survey
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.
Date Created: December 17, 2009