Ohio

Ohio

Live Scan Use in the Courtroom

A number of courts in Ohio are using Live Scan fingerprinting as a means of improving criminal history reporting.  The concept is straightforward -- equip local courts with small Live Scan units that allow them to capture fingerprint images as they interact with defendants.  

Each court developed their own business work flow to facilitate the integration of the new process into existing local practices.  This flexibility means that fingerprints are captured at different points in the process, depending on the court. All captured prints are ultimately transmitted to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) when the final court disposition is entered. As a result of this new process, a greater number of dispositions are being matched with arrests, improving the completeness and accuracy of criminal history records.

 Live Scans in Courtrooms - An Examination of Several Pilot Programs in Ohio 
  How four different courts involved in the Ohio Live Scan pilot project incorporated fingerprinting into their unique court processes.