NOTE: As of October 26, 2006, hotel reservations are closed for the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa. No additional rooms are available at this location. However, additional sleeping rooms may be available at other hotels in the Miami Beach Area.

Registrations for the 2006 Criminal History Operations Workshop continue to be accepted at this time. If you haven't already registered, we encourage you to register today!

Agenda The agenda for the workshop is not yet available. However, in preparation for this workshop, SEARCH solicited topics of interest from repository staff and other sources. Although discussion topics are not finalized, here’s a sampling of suggested subjects:
  • Expanding “rap back” (aka “hit notices”) for both criminal justice and background screening
  • AFIS accuracy and “lights out” processing
  • Coping with increased workload
  • Electronic solutions for paper-based “jacket” files
  • Status of standardized rap sheet transmission and presentation formats
  • Implementing change through legislation and administrative regulation
  • Application of one- to four-finger capture devices
  • Public access to state repository information
  • Outsourcing
  • Licensing, certification and training of non-criminal justice personnel who take fingerprints for background screening
  • The state’s cost for background screening
  • Improving disposition reporting
  • Proposed revisions to the ANSI/NIST ”Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Scar, Mark & Tattoo Information”
  • Capturing palm prints for criminal justice or background screening
  • Identity Theft
  • Original-source and electronic documents that support rap sheet entries

Comments and Questions
If you have information to share on any of the proposed topics, please contact Owen Greenspan, SEARCH Law and Policy Director, at

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