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Digitizing Sex Offender Fingerprints and Palm PrintsDigitizing Sex Offender Fingerprints and Palm Prints

The National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification require that jurisdictions maintain fingerprints and palm prints in digital form. However, this does not mean that they must use digital print-taking devices to obtain prints, only that the prints, once taken, be scanned and uploaded to their sex offender registries. OJP's SMART Office has published a fact sheet explaining the methods available to registration jurisdictions to help meet this requirement.

Visit the SMART Office Web site for more information about complying with the sex offender registration and notification provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Also, find out about the upcoming National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability in Houston, TX.

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