Volume 38, Issue 1 (January 1993)

    Testing of the National Crime Information Center Missing/Unidentified Persons Computer Comparison Routine

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    For many years the effectiveness of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) missing and unidentified persons matching program has been in question. The reliability of the NCIC matching system was tested using actual cases. When entered with the original information as provided by the investigating agencies, none of the four test cases were successfully matched. The NCIC system is the only source that links the states with this type of information. The use of NCIC for the entry of missing and unidentified persons information is still recommended, however, entered information should be reviewed by a qualified individual to insure accurate data entry. For accurate matching of information a proven parallel system should be used by every state.


    Author Information:

    Bell, GL
    Forensic Dental Advisor, Washington State Patrol Missing/Unidentified Persons Unit, Seattle, WA


    Stock #: JFS13371J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13371J

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    Title Testing of the National Crime Information Center Missing/Unidentified Persons Computer Comparison Routine
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    Committee E30