Administration of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  This website provides information on various justice programs, such as adjudication, corrections, counter-terrorism, crime-prevention, information-sharing, law enforcement, and substance abuse.

Department of Justice

The mission of the Department of Justice is "to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans."

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the investigative arm of the US Department of Justice.   The mission of the FBI is "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners."

Office of Justice Program, Department of Justice

The Office of Justice Programs has provided federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims.  In particular, this website provides information on funding, training, programs, statistics and research regarding criminal justice.


American Correctional Association (ACA)

The ACA is "the oldest, and largest international correctional association in the World."  This website provides pdf version of "Corrections Today" magazine.

American Jail Association (AJA)

The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization that exists to support those who work in and operate our nation's jails and is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities.

Center for Community Alternatives

The Center for Community Alternatives' accomplishments include many "firsts": the first sentencing advocacy program in New York State, the first gender specific alternative to incarceration drug treatment program in New York, and New York's only program designed specifically for youth under 16 who are charged as adults.

National Institute of Corrections

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons for correctional learning and training.  The website provides access to the NIC library, which includes many full-text publications on correctional issues.

Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP)

The Federal Bureau of Prisons was established to provide more progressive and humane care for Federal inmates and to professionalize the prison service.

U.S. Parole Commission

The website provides information pertaining to parole and victim/witness program as well as commission reports.

Corruption, Cybercrime & Fraud

Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, DOJ

"The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is responsible for implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide."

Credit Card Fraud Protection and Safety Guide

"When a person uses someone else's credit card without their permission, or they obtain credit in someone else's name, it is called an act of credit fraud. Anyone, from a child to an elderly person, a wealthy or a poor person, can become a target for this type of crime. In order to avoid becoming a victim, everyone should become familiar with basic credit card security tactics and strategies. Like with all other forms of crime, however, even the best credit card safety tips may not be enough to prevent fraud from happening. Therefore it is also important for people to understand how to report credit card fraud in the event that such a crime occurs." This guide offers an annotated list of helpful links in regards to that topic.

Hologuard - Resources

This webpage provides resources on ID theft, prevention tips, and recovery tips.

Identity Theft Resource Center

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit program dedicated exclusively to identity theft, evolving and growing crime.  The website includes information on current laws that address the issue of identity theft and current studies, and links to relevant organizations.

Identity Theft Task Force

This is government's website for information about identity theft.  It contains the strategic plan of the President's Identity Theft Task Force.

National Check Fraud Center

The National Check Fraud Center, a private organization, "provides nationwide, updated multi-source information and intelligence to support local law enforcement, federal agency, financial and retail communities in the detection, investigation, and the prosecution of known check fraud and white collar crimes."

National Consumer League

As the nation's oldest consumer organization, the National Consumer League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group "to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad"

National White Collar Crime Center

NW3C is a federally-funded, non-profit corporation. Through a combination of training and critical support services, it helps equip state and local law enforcement agencies with skills and resources they need to tackle emerging economic and cyber crime problems.

Crime Mapping

Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation (GII), Texas State University

The Texas State University Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation (GII) studies how to improve our response to crime problems and homeland security threats, both foreign and domestic.

Center for Spatial Integrated Social Science (CSISS)

CSISS, the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science, is funded by the National Science Foundation under its program of support for infrastructure in the social and behavioural sciences. Its programs focus on the methods, tools, techniques, software, data access, and other services needed to promote and facilitate a novel and integrating approach to the social sciences.

Crime Mapping & Analysis Program, National Law Enforcement & Technology Center

The mission of the Crime Mapping & Analysis Program is to provide technical assistance and introductory and advanced training to local and state agencies in the areas of crime and intelligence analysis and geographic information systems (GIS).

Crime Mapping Research Center at NIJ

The Mapping & Analysis for Public Safety (MAPS) program has reached out to academics and practitioners alike in the criminology, criminal justice and law enforcement communities to bridge the gap between research and practice. The MAPS program supports research into spatial aspects of crime, spatial data analysis, mapping and analysis for evaluating programs and policy, as well as development of mapping, data sharing, and spatial analysis tools. MAPS also sponsors conferences and workshops and publishes reports.

Justice Mapping Center

The Justice Mapping Center utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to generate graphical depictions of quantitative data to analyze and communicate social policy information. It is their belief that criminal justice, social welfare, and economic development policies are intimately related to particular jurisdictions, neighborhoods and locales. Features a reports and articles database.


Crime Prevention

Community Capacity Development Office, Department of Justice

The Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) is to promote comprehensive strategies to reduce crime and revitalize communities. CCDO helps communities help themselves, enabling them to reduce violent and drug crime, strengthen community capacity to increase the quality of life, and promote long-term community health and resilience.

Community Relations Service, Department of Justice

The Community Relations Service is the Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)

NCPS is a non-profit educational organization to
address the causes of crime and violence and to reduce the opportunities for crime to occur.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states. Funded by the National Institute of Justice, this Center seeks to identify the types of information currently being captured by state and local agencies.  The website includes: national summary; state information; list of the current projects; a list of related reports; a library of the data collection forms used in the states; a list of national and state contacts; links to data available to the public.

Drugs & Alcohol

American University Adult Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project

The project provides "a collection of over 5,000 drug court documents relating to the planning, implementation and evaluation of drug court programs and substantive issues relevant to their operation."

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM)

The Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program collected data about drug using, drug and alcohol dependency and treatment, and drug market participation among recently booked arrestees (within 48 hours) in 40 communities around the United States.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital (ED) visits and drug-related deaths to track the impact of drug use, misuse, and abuse in the U.S.

Drug Policy Alliance

The Alliance is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. It envisions new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights and a just society in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.

DRCnet Online Library of Drug Policy

This webiste is a meta-link site pertaining to drug policies.

Harm Reduction Coalition

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing. HRC fosters alternative models to conventional health and human services and drug treatment; challenges traditional client/provider relationships; and provides resources, educational materials, and support to health professionals and drug users in their communities to address drug-related harm.

Monitoring The Future (MTF)

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.  Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). In addition, annual follow-up questionnaires are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)

Founded in 1994, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a group of drug court professionals working together for education and advocacy on behalf of drug courts.

National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC)

The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice and a member of the Intelligence Community. "The National Drug Threat Assessment", NDIC's major intelligence product, is a comprehensive annual report on national drug trafficking and abuse trends within the United States. The assessment identifies the primary drug threat to the nation, monitors fluctuations in consumption levels, tracks drug availability by geographic market, and analyzes trafficking and distribution patterns. The report highlights the most current quantitative and qualitative information on availability, demand, production and cultivation, transportation, and distribution, as well as the effects of a particular drug on abusers and society as a whole.

On June 15, 2012, the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) closed. This website is no longer maintained and may contain dated information.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA supports science to address the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.  This website includes a number of publications on drug abuse issues.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

NSDUH is the primary source of statistical information on the use of illegal drugs by the U.S. population. Conducted by the Federal Government since 1971, the survey collects data by administering questionnaires to a representative sample of the population through face-to-face interviews at their places of residence. The survey is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. To achieve these goals, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy. The Strategy directs the nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities.

RAND Drug Policy Research Center

The aim if RAND Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC) is to conduct "research to help community leaders and public officers develop more effective ways  of dealing with drug problems. The site includes access to the DPRC's news letters as well as reports and journal articles.  Many of them are only available in PDF format.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is a federal agency established to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness.  This website primarily provides information on drug abuse and mental illness.

Treatment Improvement Exchange, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

"The Treatment Improvement Exchange (TIE) is a resource sponsored by the Division of State and Community Assistance of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to provide information exchange between CSAT staff and State and local alcohol and substance abuse agencies.

The active content of the former Treatment Improvement Exchange site ( has been transferred


Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

This websites provides the performance and accountability annual reports of the ATF and statistics regarding firearms and explosives.

Firearms Research

"The Firearms Research Digest is a database of firearms-related research, currently covering six years, from 2002 to 2009, compiled by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. The Digest will be expanded over time to include articles from 1988 to the present. It includes research published in academic journals in social science and economics, criminology, medicine, public health, and public policy."

Forensic Science

National Center for Forensic Science

"The National Center for Forensic Science provides research, education, training, tools and technology to meet the current and future needs of the forensic science, investigative and criminal justice communities."  This website provides databases of ignitable liquids reference collection as well as information regarding digital, physical, and biological evidence.

National Forensic Laboratory Information System

The site provides annual, mid-year, and specail reports produced by the NFLIS project.

National Forensic Science Technology Center

"The National Forensic Science Technology Center is a not-for-profit corporation funded by a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and provides programs that build individual competency and quality systems for the forensic science community in the United States." The website provides information regarding forensic DNA and digital evidence for officials of the court.

National Integrated Ballistsic Information Network (NIBIN)

"Through its National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Program, ATF deploys Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS) equipment into Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies for their use in imaging and comparing crime gun evidence."  This site provides overview of the NIBIN program and success stories of the program.

President's DNA Initiative

This website includes U.S. government activities promoting the use of DNA evidence in the criminal justice system. Includes links to publications (mostly from government organizations) on DNA topics of interest to the general public, forensic scientists, law enforcement and medical personnel, and crime victims and victim advocates.


Hate Crime

Hate Crimes Research Network

The Hate Crimes Research Network is designed to link academic research that is being done on the topic of bias motivated crime. Based at the Department of Sociology of Portland State University in Oregon, the HCRN links work done by sociologists, criminologists, psychologists and other academics, including graduate students. The goal is to create a common pool of research and data to understand the phenomenon of hate crimes. The HCRN and this site are directed by Dr. Randy Blazak.

Human Trafficking

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is non-governmental organization that "that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms."  The CATW resource library contains a number of relevant publications.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is an alliance of nonprofit service providers, grassroots advocacy groups and activists in the United States that was established in 1998 to "assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations."  This site includes a bibliography of CAST's publications and general information about the problem of human trafficking.

Crime Against Children, FBI Investigation Program

The mission of our Crimes Against Children (CAC) program is threefold: first, to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; second, to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and third, to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) -USA

ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes-USA) is the U.S. affiliate of Thailand-based ECPAT International.  ECPAT-USA works to stop the involvement of Americans in the child sex trade through research, education and advocacy on the following issues: child sex tourism; child prostitution in the United States, Child Trafficking, and the U.S. military involvement with child prostitution.

Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center

The Center provides a mechanism to bring together federal agency representatives from the policy, law enforcement, intelligence, and diplomatic areas to work together on a full time basis to achieve increased effectiveness, and to convert intelligence into effective law enforcement and other action.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Polaris Project

Polaris Project is an international organization combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Based in the United States and Japan, the organization brings together community members, survivors, and professionals to fight trafficking and slavery in the spirit of a modern-day Underground Railroad.

Trafficking in Persons - U.S. Department of Justice

This site provides access to information and materials relating to the U.S. government policy toward trafficking in persons and includes access to the full text of government press release, recent Attorney General statements and speeches, legislation, statutes and statistical reports.

Juvenile Justice

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway was establised to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as concerned citizens to timely, essential information.
The organization provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more.

National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center

The National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (NJJEC) assists state, local, and tribal entities with the evaluation of juvenile justice programs and implementation of evidence-based initiatives. We provide a number of resources to guide juvenile justice agencies and practitioners to select, implement, evaluate, and sustain programs supported by research evidence.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The center aims to assist juvenile justice systems in developing improved policies and programs for young people with mental health disorders.  The site includes research and program briefs, training materials, and policy reports.  There is also an evidence-based practices section, with reviews, resources, and links to information about standardized interventions.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office also strives to enable the juvenile justice system to better protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services tailored to the needs of youth and their families.  This webiste provides access to OJJDP full-text publications and  Compendium of National Juvenile Justice Data Sets.

Law & the Courts

American Bar Association (ABA) - Criminal Justice Section

The Criminal Justice Section has primary responsibility for the American Bar Association's work on solutions to issues involving crime, criminal law, and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice.
Center for Court Innovation

Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation both locally and nationally.  Publications of the center can be downloaded from the website.

Federal Judicial Center (FJC)

The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system.


The FindLaw provides an comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals.  These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, including secure document management utilities, mailing lists, message boards and free e-mail.

Guide to Law Online, United States

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

National Tribal Justice Resource Center

The National Tribal Justice Resource Center is the largest and most comprehensive site dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law. The Resource Center is the central national clearinghouse of information for Native American and Alaska Native tribal courts, providing both technical assisstance and resources for the development and enhancement of tribal justice system personnel.

U.S. Attorneys

The United States Attorneys serve as the nation's principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. There are 93 United States Attorneys stationed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.  United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party.

U.S. Federal Judiciary

The website is linked to the websites of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Bankrupcy Courts

U.S. Sentencing Commission

The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purposes are: (1) to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including guidelines to be consulted regarding the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes; (2) to advise and assist Congress and the executive branch in the development of effective and efficient crime policy; and (3) to collect, analyze, research, and distribute a broad array of information on federal crime and sentencing issues, serving as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public.

U.S. Supreme Court

The website provides access to the recents decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Organized Crime & Transnational Crime

The American Mafia

This website owned by Thomas P. Hunt provides material gathered through decades of research into the history of American organized crime.

Border Security and Immigration Reform, The Whitehouse

This site provides information about current issues and policies pertaining to border security and immigration.

Gang Residence Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T)

"The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership."

Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center

The Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) is the first center in the United States devoted to understanding the links among terrorism, transnational crime and corruption, and to teach, research, train and help formulate policy on these critical issues. TraCCC is a research center within the School of Public Policy at George Mason University.  

Policing & Law Enforcement

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (POP)

The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing is a non-profit organization comprising affiliated police practitioners, researchers, and universities dedicated to the advancement of problem-oriented policing.  This website provides access to the POP library, which includes a number of full-text publications, such as specific problem guides, on various policing issues.

Center on  Quality Policing

The RAND Center on Quality Policing (CQP) provides research and analysis on contemporary police practice and policy.  Research done at the Center focuses on four interrelated areas—best practices, performance measurement, use of technology, and force planning.

Go Law Enforcement

Go Law Enforcement is a website which promotes careers in local, state, and federal law enforcement. INcluded are a comprehensive directory of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, along with links to corresponding websites. Also provided are resources on law enforcement exploring, police reserves and auxiliary programs as well as a directory of law enforcement associations.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

As a component of the Justice Department, the mission of the COPS Office is to advance community policing in jurisdictions of all sizes across the country. Community policing represents a shift from more traditional law enforcement in that it focuses on prevention of crime and the fear of crime on a very local basis.  COPS provides grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies.

Official Directory of State Patrol and State Police

This site provides links to official state police/highway patrols for each state, plus links to police academies, associations and other related sites.

Police Foundation

An independent and unique resource for policing, the Police Foundation acts as a catalyst for change and an advocate for new ideas, in restating and reminding ourselves about the fundamental purposes of policing, and in ensuring that an important link remains intact between the police and the public they serve.  This website provides access to the electronic library, which includes a number of full-text publications on policing issues.

Police Executive Research Forum

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a national membership organization of progressive police executives from the largest city, county and state law enforcement agencies. PERF is dedicated to improving policing and advancing professionalism through research and involvement in public policy debate.

U.S. Marshall, Department  of Justice

The Marshals Service is responsible for providing protection for the federal judiciary, transporting federal prisoners, protecting endangered federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminal enterprises. Site contains office locations, speeches, and testimony, publications, and news release.

Research & Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

This website provides information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Crime & Justice Data Online

This site, produced the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides data in the following categories: crime trends from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, homicide trends and characteristics, Justice expenditure and employment, law enforcement management and administrative statistics and prosecutors' offices.

Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)

DASIS is the primary source of national data on substance abuse treatment and has three components:  National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS),  Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS).

Emerging Issues Law Community from LexisNexis

Hosted by LexisNexis, the Emerging Issues Law Community provides individuals with a comprehensive collection of insights and analysis from experts around the country. Users may watch videos, listen to podcasts and join the online community to share information, ideas and best practices.

Federal Judicial Center (FJC)

The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system.

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC)

The Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC) 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. Using data obtained from Federal agencies, the FJSP compiles comprehensive information describing defendants from each stage of Federal criminal case processing.

Federal Statictics Gateway (FEDSTATS)

"A trusted source for federal statistical information since 1997. FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics, and provides the public with a showcase of information, tools and news related to official Federal statistics."

Heritage Foundation

This site provides crime-related research reports published by the Heritage Foundation.

Homicide Research Working Group

Though homicide research, dataset development, and intervention programs literally involve life-and-death issues, work in lethal violence had been scattered among numerous disciplines and largely uncoordinated. In an attempt to address this problem, practical and academic homicide experts from criminology, public health, demography, geography, medicine, sociology, criminal justice and a variety of other disciplines created the Homicide Research Working Group.

Inter-University Consortium For Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research projects.

Justice Initiative - Open Socieity

This website of the Justice Initiative of Open Society provides its conference reports and bulletins of Justice Initiatives.

Justice Research and Statistics Association

The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations.
JRSA provides: (1) access to the InfoBase of State Activities and Research (ISAR), a clearinghouse of current information on state criminal justice research, programs, and publications, (2) training in the latest computer technologies for records management, data analysis, Internet, forecasting, and other cutting-edge topics, (3) reports on the latest research being conducted by Federal and State agencies, including the annual Directory of Justice Issues in the States and The JRSA Forum newsletter

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is "to support research, education, and access to violence related resources."  This website contains published materials from national and international violence prevention organizations, researchers, and authors.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) provides data resources regarding criminology and criminal justice in order to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology.  In particular, this website provides raw datasets regarding criminal justice issues and has the function of on-line data analysis.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. 

National Institute of Justice

NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels.

National Intelligence Council

The NIC is a center of strategic thinking within the US Government, reporting to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and providing the President and senior policymakers with analyses of foreign policy issues that have been reviewed and coordinated throughout the Intelligence Community. Available on this site are numerous unclassified reports available for downloading.

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), JUSTNET

As a component of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) Office of Science and Technology, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system serves as an "honest broker" offering support, research findings, and technological expertise to help state and local law enforcement and corrections personnel perform their duties more safely and efficiently.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

NSDUH is the primary source of statistical information on the use of illegal drugs by the U.S. population. Conducted by the Federal Government since 1971, the survey collects data by administering questionnaires to a representative sample of the population through face-to-face interviews at their places of residence. The survey is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Thomas - U.S. Congress (LOC)

THOMAS was established to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.

Urban Institute

This website provides a variety of research reports regarding crime and justice.

Restorative Justice

The Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ)

The Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) project is a national initiative of the Office of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).  It works with communities and criminal justice agencies to provide training, education, technical assistance, evaluation and research on emerging law enforcement and restorative justice practices.  The website contains PDF versions of the project newsletters, as well a listing of publications produced from the project.

Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

The Center is "committed to the development of community-based responses to crime and violence that strength social harmony and individual healing through dialogue, repair of harm, and peace-building by providing technical assistance, training, and research in support of restorative dialogue practices."  The website provides the full text of several publications of the Center, as well as an annotated bibliography of restorative justice materials.

Restorative Justice Project -Fresno Pacific University

The Restorative Justice Project was established to provide communities and businesses with "resources and consultation that can allow them to benefit from application of restorative justice principles to their situation."  The website contains publications of interest to businesses and communities on restorative justice issues.

Terrorism & Money Laundering

Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point website offers numerous PDF files of research publications, as well as links to other research institutions and government sources.

Congressional Research Reports on Terrorism

Congressional Research Service reports are compiled for members of the US Congress.  They provide valuable information on the legislative process in the House, rules of procedure and the current operation of government.

Department of Homeland Security

The missions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, to reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and to minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Financial Crime Enforcement Network

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a network, a means of bringing people and information together to fight the complex problem of money laundering.  The FinCEN works to maximize information sharing among law enforcement agencies and its other partners in the regulatory and financial communities.

The Fight Against Money Laudering: Economic Perspectives

This issue of Economic Perspectives on money laundering gives some idea of the scope of the problem as well as the way agencies of the U.S. government are cooperating with each other, the private sector, and foreign governments to contain this scourge.

Global Terrorism Analysis - The Jamestown Foundation

Global Terrorism Analysis is produced by The Jamestown Foundation.  Since September 11, 2003, Jamestown has been publishing Terrorism Monitor, a bi-weekly journal providing in-depth, objective analysis on al-Qaeda and the War on Terror.  Spotlight on Terror is an occasional publication with interviews, special features or analysis of breaking news.  Terrorism Focus began publication in August 2004 as a bi-weekly complement to Terrorism Monitor and has since found a niche in providing timely analysis on events in global terrorism, with extensive translation and assessments of jihad on the web.

Homeland Security Council, The Whitehouse

This webiste provides current issues and news on homeland security.

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions

The Institute for Homeland Security Solutions (IHSS) is a research consortium established to conduct applied research in the social and behavioral sciences to address a wide range of homeland security challenges. Available to download are PDF versions of research briefs.

Institute for the Study of Violent Groups

This institute is a federally funded terrorism research center that is building web-based toolkits for analyzing open source information on terrorist and extremist activities throughout the world.

START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

This consortium is based out of the University of Maryland, from the Department of Homeland Security. This site includes links to sources of data, searchable databases of publications and information on current research projects.

RAND - Terrorism and Homeland Security

This is the website of the Terrorism and Homeland Security section of the RAND Corporation.  The site includes all unclassified research online.  The homepage provide links to the Terrorism Incident Database Project maintained by RAND and the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, and the Voices of Jihad Database, and online database of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of jihadist leaders, foot soldiers, and sympathizers.


Victims of Crime

" is the official United States Government (USG) website for human rights related information. The site's search function links users directly with news, reports and explanatory information from the State Department, USG agencies and other resources, allowing for easy access to publicly available documents. We provide a one-stop site for researching the USG's involvement in human rights."

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