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Publication National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact: Resource Materials

January 1, 1999    NCJ 171671

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 of responsibility involving national security, employment with children, the elderly, etc. The document also describes the basic framework of the FBI'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 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 United States.

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