This resource is part of a series of BJS grant-funded reports on firearm-related background checks. This report provides an overview of legislation (National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act) and reporting mechanisms for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, the challenges states face in reporting, strategies implemented to overcome the challenges, and data that illustrate the improvements accomplished over the past 20 years in this area.
Popular TopicsNational Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
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