(20 ILCS 3930/3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 210-3)
Whenever used in this Act, and for the purposes
of this Act unless the context clearly denotes otherwise:
(a) The term "criminal justice system" includes all activities by
public agencies pertaining to the prevention or
reduction of crime or enforcement of the criminal law, and particularly,
but without limitation, the prevention, detection, and investigation of
crime; the apprehension of offenders; the protection of victims and
witnesses; the administration of juvenile justice; the prosecution and
defense of criminal cases; the trial, conviction, and sentencing of
offenders; as well as the correction and rehabilitation of offenders,
which includes imprisonment, probation, parole, aftercare release, and treatment.
(b) The term "Authority" means the Illinois Criminal Justice Information
Authority created by this Act.
(c) The term "criminal justice information" means any and every type of
information that is collected, transmitted, or maintained by the criminal
(d) The term "criminal history record information" means data
identifiable to an individual, including information collected under Section 4.5 of the Criminal Identification Act, and consisting of descriptions or notations
of arrests, detentions, indictments, informations, pre-trial proceedings,
trials, or other formal events in the criminal justice system or
descriptions or notations of criminal charges (including criminal
violations of local municipal ordinances) and the nature of any disposition
arising therefrom, including sentencing, court or correctional supervision,
rehabilitation, and release. The term does not apply to statistical
records and reports in which individuals are not identified and from which
their identities are not ascertainable, or to information that is for
criminal investigative or intelligence purposes.
(e) The term "unit of general local government" means any county,
municipality or other general purpose political subdivision of this State.
(Source: P.A. 98-528, eff. 1-1-15; 98-558, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14