C.F.R. / F.I.P. Breakdown
The U.S. Department of Justice?s regulations concerning the sharing of criminal history record information (CHRI) can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 20. They are a staple for any justice agency?s discussions concerning the sharing of criminal history information. Like many federal regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 20 leaves several policy choices to the states. Decisions about whether to permit the release of arrest information are left up to the state legislatures as are the specific mechanisms implementing the regulation?s access and challenge requirements.