Are New Jersey Arrest Records Public?

April 1, 2022

A criminal record can have many consequences on your personal and professional life. As such, you may be wondering if arrest records are public and if potential landlords or employers can access them. We answer this commonly asked question below.  What is an Arrest Record? An arrest record is a report that lists the details of an arrest. It may…

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The Eternal Criminal Record

February 20, 2020

There have been several articles about James Jacobs’ The Eternal Criminal Record. The book shows how the current record-keeping system in the U.S. “presents a public-policy conundrum for American criminal justice: The more information we collect and share about suspected criminals and actual offenders, the easier it is to identify and discriminate against those marked individuals,” says Kevin Lapp, an associate professor…

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