This guide is an introduction to sources of information on Criminal Justice in the United States that are available at URI. It describes types of materials and provides selected items in each category.
"BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system. BJA provides leadership, services, and funding to America’s communities."
Official government source for statistics on the justice system, including crime and victims, drugs and crime, criminal offenders, law enforcement, prosecution, courts and sentencing, corrections, etc.
A joint venture of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center, this site provides access to resources regarding cyber crimes and fraud, including prevention and information for filing complaints.
Established in 1972, NCJRS is a federally funded resource "offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide" with links to resources on such topics as Corrections, Courts, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice Statistics, Drugs and Crime, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, and Victims.
"Works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges."
An independent agency in the Judicial Branch of government. Serves as an information resource for Congress, focusing on sentencing policies and guidelines. Has links to statistics and commissions by state.