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Criminal Justice Research Guide

How to find articles, books, websites, statistics and court cases.

Finding Statistics

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    • Provides statistics about crime and victims, criminal offenders, prison population, law enforcement, courts and sentencing, corrections and the judicial system.
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
    • Provides information on the organizational structure of the Bureau, its budget and annual reports with links to the BJS as well as other government sites. Also provides information on prisons and parole, victims of crime and civil rights.
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
    • The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    • Web site of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Criminal Justice Reference Service, an information clearinghouse for people around the U.S. and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice, and drug control.
  • Source Book of Criminal Justice Statistics
    • Premier source provides access to information on the criminal justice system, public attitudes toward crime, nature of known offenses, and characteristics of persons arrested, judicial processing of defendants and corrections systems.
  • Uniform Crime Reports
    • Classic source for crime and arrest information provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including hate crimes, white collar crime, family violence, terrorism, and links to the National-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
  • Crime in Connecticut   Statistics compiled by the CT State Police Crime Analysis Unit

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