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Law Enforcement Records/Files

Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to records and/or files kept by federal, provincial or local police agencies, the courts or other agencies that relate to the investigation of individuals or organizations suspected of criminal activity; the commission and reporting of crimes; the arrest of criminal suspects; the indictment, conviction and sentencing of criminal offenders; and/or the confinement, probation/parole and release of offenders.

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Law Enforcement Services

Programs offered by law enforcement agencies and other organizations that provide specific measures for discouraging preventable crime, obtaining information from the public about suspected criminal activity, investigating alleged crimes, analyzing physical evidence, providing support for victims and witnesses of crimes and reducing targeted types of crime.

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Criminal Justice Associations

Organizations whose members are police officers, sheriffs, constables, marshals, probation officers, corrections workers, court-appointed special advocates, victim/witness advocates or other law enforcement professionals who have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests; interacting with their peers; and participating in professional development activities such as law enforcement conferences, seminars and issues forums.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.