United States: Criminal Justice

Federal Agencies

Handbooks and Manuals

Reports and Publications

  • NCJRS Reference Service - provides comprehensive National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database which indexes more than 170,000 criminal justice publications. Abstracts are substantial and the database is user friendly.

Statistics

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Capital Punishment Statistics - includes execution statistics and characteristics of death-row prisoners.  
  • Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center - maintains the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) database, which contains information about suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - continuously updated version of the Sourcebook provides a wealth of information on all aspects of criminal justice.
  • Transactional Records Clearinghouse: FBI - use this Syracuse University site to locate FBI staffing levels, enforcement actions, and the incidence of white collar crime by district. Free registration is required to use the site.
  • Uniform Crime Reports - Provides crime statistics for 1995 to present. Publications on site include Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

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