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General Criminal Justice Websites
Here is a list of authoritative websites the NCCC Library recommends in the Criminal Justice field:
Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute
The Cornell University Law School believes that everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. They carry out this vision by publishing law online, for free; creating materials that help people understand law; and exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.
Death Penalty Information Center
The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center was founded in 1990 and prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and serves as a resource to those working on this issue.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. It is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice and a full member of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Check its website for crime statistics, breaking news, reports, and more.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
This site from Lloyd Sealy Library at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice provides links to resources on the history of the criminal justice system and statistics as well as nongovernmental, federal, New York State, and New York City criminal justice agencies.
National Criminal Justice Association
Based in Washington, D.C., the National Criminal Justice Association represents state, tribal, and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a federally-funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services enhances public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Protective Service Occupations
This website provides some career information in the field of Criminal Justice, including the training and education needed, earnings and expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.
The United States Department of Justice
The United States Department of Justice's mission 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.
Criminal Justice Statistical Information Websites
Here is a list of statistical websites the NCCC Library recommends in the Criminal Justice field:
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects and analyzes information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program publishes several annual statistical reports, including the comprehensive Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and more.
New York State Criminal Justice Statistics
This web page lists the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services reports and statistics.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States.
Local and NYS Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Agencies
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