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"Changing America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin"
A Council of Economic Advisors chartbook from the Government Printing Office.

Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us

American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants

American Correctional Association

American Jail Association

American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
An international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors. All levels of government including local, state/provincial, legislative, executive, judicial, and federal agencies are counted among its constituents.

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program

Assessing Interactive Voice Response for the National Crime Victimization Survey

Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI)
A not-for-profit organization representing paroling and releasing authorities.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Information on firearms, including Brady Act

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Child Trafficking Digital Library

Conference proceedings
The National Conference on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and SEARCH, May 31-June 1, 2000.

Corrections statistics
From BJS.

Courts Statistics Project
National Center for State Courts

Current Research Projects

DHS Cyber Security Division (CDS)
CSD's mission is to contribute to enhancing the security and resilience of the nation's critical information infrastructure and the Internet by (1) developing and delivering new technologies, tools and techniques to defend against cyber attacks; (2) conduct and support technology transition and (3) lead and coordinate research and development (R&D).

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center
Funded by BJS, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states. This Center seeks to identify the types of information currently being captured by state and local agencies.

Drug Crime (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)

Evaluating the Effects of Selecting One Person from Each NCVS Housing Unit on the Precision of Victimization Rates

Examination of Data Collection Methods for the National Crime Victimization Survey

FBI Cyber Crime
The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists. The threat is incredibly seriousand growing.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is responsible for the custody and care of more than 200,000 Federal offenders. BOP protects public safety by ensuring that Federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure.

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC) compiles comprehensive information describing suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.

Federal Justice System Statistics
From BJS.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Annual Reports

Indian Country Law Enforcement Review, December 1999
More information on tribal jurisdiction.

Interstate Identification Index Name Check Efficacy: Report of the National Task Force to the U.S. Attorney General
A report published by SEARCH

Jails In Indian Country

Justice Research and Statistics Association
The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and practitioners throughout government, academia, and justice organizations.

Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Annual Reports
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) annually compiles data concerning the felonious and accidental line-of-duty deaths and assaults of law enforcement officers and presents these statistics in Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA).

Mental Health Courts Program

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) facilitates research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE)
A professional organization representing the chief executive officers of local, county, and state probation agencies.

National Center for State Courts
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) offers solutions that enhance court operations with the latest technology; collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide; and provides information on proven "best practices" for improving court operations.

National Center for State Courts - Court Statistics Project
The Court Statistics Project (CSP) collects and analyzes data relating to the work of our nation's state courts.

National Crime Victimization Survey Enhanced Contextual Priming Research

National Crime Victimization Survey Technical Documentation, 2013

National Crime Victimization Survey: Technical Documentation

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The 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. BJS is one of the federal sponsors of NCJRS.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Courts
The Courts page on the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) website contains publications from the NCJRS Federal sponsors, including BJS, Q&A, related links, events, and materials from the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by a Director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also appointed by the Attorney General, was established by the enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) to provide policy direction to the Institute.

National Institute of Justice
The 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 Institute of Justice: Human Trafficking

National Privacy and Crime Prevention Compact
Located at the Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice -- a compact between the States (previously known as "III Compact") to facilitate interstate access to criminal records for noncriminal justice purposes.

National Survey of Crime Victimization Companion Study - Pilot

NCVS Screening Questions Evaluation: Final Report

NCVS Task 4 Report: Summary of Options Relating to Local Area Estimation
This report, generated by Westat, reviews three related approaches for generating Local Area Estimates (LAEs) for the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

NORC Methodological Research to Support the Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey

Office of Justice Program Courts page
Several OJP bureaus provide programming and research support to address court-related issues.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

OJP's Information Technology Initiatives - Justice Integration website

Problem-Solving Courts

Questions and Answers from the 4/27/10 NCVS redesign session on sub-national estimates
Questions and Answers from the NCVS redesign session hosted by BJS on April 27, 2010. This session was held to discuss methodological research to support the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey: Sub-National Estimates.

Report of the National Focus Group on Identity Theft Victimization and Criminal Record Repository Operations
Summarizes the focus group's discussions regarding the issue of criminal identity theft, and sets out its conclusions and recommendations, December 2005.

Report of the National Task Force on the Commercial Sale of Criminal Justice Record Information
First-ever comprehensive look at the role that commercial background screening companies play in the collection, maintenance, sale and dissemination of criminal history record information for employment screening and other important risk management purposes, December 2005.

Report of the National Task Force on the Criminal Record Backgrounding of America
Provides a comprehensive and analytic look at noncriminal justice background checks, providing some clarity on many of the pervasive questions associated with the process, May 2006.

Security and the Courts: State Links

Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons - Subcommittee on Domestic Trafficking: Final Report and Recommendations

Solicitation: FY 2010 Visiting Fellow: National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign

Solicitation: Methodological Research to Support the Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey: Sub-National Estimates

Specialized Courts

State and local prosecution office statistics
From BJS.

Statistical Analysis Centers
Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) are state agencies that collect, analyze, and disseminate justice data. They contribute to effective state policies through statistical services, research, evaluation, and policy analysis.

Statistical Briefing Book
From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Surveying Victims: Options for Conducting the National Crime Victimization Survey
Recommendations from the National Research Council of the National Academies pertaining to the council's review of the National Crime Victimization Surveys methodology and redesign.

The Institute for Civil Justice
Rand Corporation

The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics (SEARCH)

Tribal Courts

Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian Country
The goal of the Department of Justice's Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian Country Website is to provide a user-friendly, current, and comprehensive resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments to further improve the safety of their communities.

Tribal Law Enforcement

U.S. Census Bureau Governments Statistics

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBPis one of the Department of Homeland Securitys largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Federal Courts

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Their mission is to protect national security by enforcing our nation's customs and immigration laws.

Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Statistics
Construct data tables on: a) Crime trends from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports by State including U.S. totals (since 1960), and by reporting local agency (since 1985) b) Justice expenditures and employment for multiple activities (police, judicial, corrections), types of employment (full-time, part-time) and types of expenditures (direct, capital outlay, intergovernmental), since 1982.

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