Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2014

The Bureau of Justice Statistics provides detailed information on how criminal record checks are conducted in the United States and its territories, and what those checks entail. The first part of the report provides definitions and information on the different types of databases that collect information on criminal records. The second part provides various data from 2014 in written form, including information on 'noncriminal justice background checks' (i.e. for employment). The third part provides the data in tables with summaries and the fourth and final part provides a sample of the survey that was used to obtain the data from each state and territory.


SEARCH Group. (2014). Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2014. US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/bjs/grants/249799.pdf

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