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Improving Criminal History Records in North Carolina

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For effective prosecution and sentencing of criminal cases, there must be an efficient way to retrieve records on criminal history. Until recently, because of problems with the way criminal histories were reported, North Carolina's criminal justice community probably was more likely to find a defendant's traffic record than to find a record of any felonies. Steps have been taken to correct these inadequacies and to make other improvements in the recordation system. Wilkie examines the problems and possible solutions in maintaining reliable criminal history records.
Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 50 Issue 2, Fall 1984, p22-26, 40