Just Released! Latest State Criminal History Information Survey

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The Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2006, a report based on the results of a survey that SEARCH conducted of state criminal history record repository administrators in July-December 2007, is now available online at http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/bjs/grants/224889.pdf.

The Survey report provides law- and policymakers, administrators, managers, academia, research institutions, and other agencies and individuals with the most complete data available on record quantity and completeness, and on procedures used by repositories to maintain record quality.

The report provides a snapshot of these systems as of December 31, 2006.

"The Survey report is believed to be the most cited document produced by our organization. More than 6,000 print copies of the last survey were distributed (including to 99 entities in foreign countries). Recipients of the survey have included U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives, state governors, state attorneys general, law schools and their libraries, public libraries, and public and private security entities," said Owen Greenspan, SEARCH Director of Law and Policy.

The report updates the Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2003, which SEARCH prepared and which was released in 2006. This latest survey report is the ninth such survey report SEARCH has prepared since 1989. The Survey report was prepared under funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.

The next survey in this ongoing series will be a snapshot as of December 31 2008. SEARCH anticipates release of the 2008 survey for online entry by early 2009.

For any questions or comments about the 2006 or 2008 survey efforts, contact Owen Greenspan.