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State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Fingerprint Processing Advances Improve Background Checks

NCJ Number
250275
Date Published
September 2016
Length
14 pages
Author(s)
Owen Greenspan; Richard Schauffler
Agencies
BJS-Sponsored
Annotation
This resource is the latest in a series of Bureau of Justice Statistics grant-funded reports on firearm-related background checks, and provides an overview of the evolution of the use, capture, storage, and transmission of fingerprints.
Abstract
The report details the importance of fingerprint-supported criminal history records for background check purposes, including: challenges States face in reporting; strategies that have been implemented to overcome those challenges; and progress States are making in improving the timeliness and accuracy of firearm-related background checks.

Date Created: November 3, 2016