Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) or Criminal History Record Information System

A record (or the system maintaining such records) that includes individual identifiers and describes an individual’s arrests and subsequent dispositions.

Criminal history records do not include intelligence or investigative data or sociological data, such as drug use history.

CHRI systems usually include information on juveniles if they are tried as adults in criminal courts. Most, however, do not include data describing involvement of an individual in the juvenile justice system.

All data in CHRI systems are usually backed by fingerprints of the record subjects to provide positive identification.

State legislation varies concerning disclosure of criminal history records for noncriminal justice purposes.