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BJS is part of the US Dept of Justice. Mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Datasets include information on arrest-related deaths (updated through 2009), capital punishment, juveniles in criminal court, and much more.
Uniform crime statistics for the nation; collected, published, and archived by the FBI; includes annual Crime in the United States publication, as well as hate crime statistics, and statistics on law enforcement officers killed or assaulted in the line of duty.
From website: The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 published and unpublished sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Since 1973, the project has been located at the University at Albany, School of Criminal Justice, and compiled and managed by staff at the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center in Albany, New York.
NACJD was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which is part of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan. Primarily sponsored by agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice. Mission is to facilitate research in criminal justice & criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, & sharing of computerized data resources, & through the production of original research based on archived data.
See "Criminal" Tab long top menu bar. From website: This is a joint project of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) — that publishes caseload data from the courts of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These data are provided by the offices of the state court administrator in those jurisdictions. The data reported here conform to the definitions and case counting rules in the State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting (Guide). States publish their own data that may be more extensive, although not directly comparable to other states for a variety of reasons, including differences in court structure, case definitions and counting practices, court rules, statutes, or terminology.
BC Access: Resource is available via computers connected to the BC network. Off-campus access requires a BC username and password, and is available to the BC Community only (current students, faculty and staff.) See "i" icon for more info. Statistical Insight allows searching of statistical tables and of abstracts, which are summaries of statistical publications and which provide comprehensive overviews of documents. In addition to subject searching, searches may be limited by geography, demography, economically and by frequency of data. See the LibGuide on the left-hand side for information on content and searching.
From publisher: The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS) is a peer-edited, peer-refereed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality, empirically-oriented articles of interest to scholars in a diverse range of law and law-related fields, including civil justice, corporate law, criminal justice, domestic relations, economics, finance, health care, political science, psychology, public policy, securities regulation, and sociology. Both experimental and nonexperimental data analysis are welcome, as are law-related empirical studies from around the world.