Title 35, Chapter 3, Section 30
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Career criminal" means any person who has been previously
convicted three times under the laws of this state of felonies or
under the laws of any other state or the United States of crimes
which would be felonies if committed within this state.
(1.1) "Center" means the Georgia Crime Information Center.
(2) "Council" means the Georgia Crime Information Center Council.
(3) "Criminal justice agencies" means those public agencies at all
levels of government which perform as their principal function
activities relating to the apprehension, prosecution,
adjudication, or rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
(4) "Criminal justice information" means the following classes of
(A) "Criminal history record information" means information
collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals consisting
of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests,
detentions, indictments, accusations, information, or other
formal charges, and any disposition arising therefrom,
sentencing, correctional supervision, and release. The term does
not include identification information, such as fingerprint
records, to the extent that such information does not indicate
involvement of the individual in the criminal justice system.
(B) "Restricted data" means data which contains information
relating to data-gathering techniques, distribution methods,
manuals, and forms.
(C) "Secret data" means data which includes information dealing
with those operational and programming elements which prevent
unlawful intrusion into the Georgia Crime Information
Center/Criminal Justice Information System computer system, the
communications network, and satellite computer systems handling
criminal justice information.
(D) "Sensitive data" means data which contains statistical
information in the form of reports, lists, and documentation,
which information may identify a group characteristic. It may
apply to groups of persons, articles, vehicles, etc., such as
white males or stolen guns.
(5) "Criminal justice information system" means all those
agencies, procedures, mechanisms, media, and forms, as well as the
information itself, which are or which become involved in the
origination, transmittal, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of
information related to reported offenses, offenders, and the
subsequent actions related to such events or persons.
(6) "Law enforcement agency" means a governmental unit of one or
more persons employed full time or part time by the state, a state
agency or department, or a political subdivision of the state for
the purpose of preventing and detecting crime and enforcing state
laws or local ordinances, employees of which unit are authorized
to make arrests for crimes while acting within the scope of their
(7) "Offense" means an act which is a felony, a misdemeanor, or a
violation of a county or municipal ordinance.