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Crime and Justice: Reports and Statistics

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U.S. Government Information

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Its Publications menu features full-text publications and interactive data tools on topics including capital punishment, drugs, guns used in crime, women in prison, felony sentences, and more.
    Data on crime and arrest, criminal justice, corrections, and demographic data.
  • Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
    This database from the Office of Postsecondary Education "was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime data." By law, postsecondary institutions are expected to report all incidences of criminal homicide, manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and hate crimes.
  • Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) (US Department of Justice)
    "Section attorneys advise federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents; comment upon and propose legislation; coordinate international efforts to combat computer crime; litigate cases; and train all law enforcement groups. Other areas of expertise possessed by CCIPS attorneys include encryption, electronic privacy laws, search and seizure of computers, e-commerce, hacker investigations, and intellectual property crimes."
  • Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, this Registry is a a cooperative effort between the state agencies and the federal government. Search for sex offenders by name, zip code, county, city, state, or nationally.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
    The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States.
  • FBI Homepage includes:
    • FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
    • Freedom of Information Act
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    • Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Statistics
      "UCR is a city, county, and state law enforcement program which provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country." Offenses reported include 1) Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter, 2) Forcible Rape, 3) Robbery, 4) Aggravated Assault, 5) Burglary, 6) Larceny-Theft, 7) Motor Vehicle Theft, and 8) Arson. Since 1995, the UCR has also contained statistics on Hate Crimes. A separate publication includes data on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted. With data on adult and juvenile arrests.
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
    This site includes directory of facilities, fact sheets with summary statistical data on federal prison populations by gender, race, ethnicity, age and other demographic characteristics.
  • Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
    Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Urban Institute, this site allows you to find statistics on suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    Extensive data, publications, and links. Find summaries of more than 140,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports; books; research reports; journal articles; and unpublished research. The bibliographic database indexes and abstracts publications from the early 1970s to the present.
  • National Institute of Justice
    This site includes NIJ sponsored research publications on violence against women, gangs, and other criminal justice topics.
  • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
    Find electronic publications on emerging victim issues, promising practices, policy development, and technical assistance and skill-building tools.
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
    This site includes electronic publications of OJJDP sponsored research on juvenile offending and victimization, and the involvement of youth in the juvenile justice system.
  • Schools (recent publications from the National Center For Education Statistics)
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    Data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States includes over 600 tables.
  • World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
    From U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, this factbook has information about 42 countries of the world. Each country profile includes information on the political and legal systems, history as it relates to the legal system, classification of crime, crime statistics, victims of crime, police, prosecutorial and judicial process, the judicial system, penalties and sentencing, prisons, and extradition.

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International Organization Information

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Nongovernmental Sources

  • Famous Trials
    This web site, by University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School Professor Doug Linder, provides information about more than 50 famous trials, from the trial of Socrates in 399 B.C. to the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui in 2006 including case summaries, chronologies, trial transcript excerpts, and bibliographies. The home page lists trials in chronological order. The Famous Trials 2 page lists additional trials that the author intends to add to the web site.
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
  • Officer.com
    A gateway to information on crime and law enforcement. Includes links to national, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
  • TRAC Database
    From Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University, includes "tens of thousands of pages of information about the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms -- has been compiled from a wide variety of sources". Requires registration for access. No fees.
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Resources in the Catalog

  • The Library Catalog, Chinook
    There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on astronomy and space exploration available in the collection.

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