Criminology & Criminal Justice
This is a selective guide to library resources (both print and electronic) and other resources on the subject of criminology and criminal justice.
The Criminal Justice Student Writer’s Manual.3rd ed. 2005.
A guide to writing criminal justice papers, this volume includes a handbook of style for criminal justice; a section on how to conduct criminal justice research; and suggestions for writing reaction papers, article critiques, book reviews, criminal justice agency case studies, and criminal justice policy analysis papers. Mugar HV9950 C74323 2005.
The Sociology Student Writer’s Manual. 6th ed. 2010.
Introduction to researching and writing sociology research papers, including book reviews, social analysis papers, case studies, and sociological survey papers. Brief guide to the research process, library research, sociology on the World Wide Web, and conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Mugar HM585 S638 2010.
Databases and Full-Text Sources
Restorative Justice Database. 1970 – .
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Battleground: Criminal Justice. 2 vols. 2007.
Contains 100 alphabetically-arranged essays on significant criminal justice controversies. Focus is United States with a few international issues included as well. Entries include: boot camps, DNA evidence, domestic violence, gun control, homeland security, International Criminal Court, legalization of marijuana, racial profiling, sex offender laws, treating juveniles as adults, war on drugs, and more. Mugar Ref. X HV7411 B38 2007.
The Book of Assassins: A Biographical Dictionary from Ancient Times to the Present. 2001.
Contains biographical sketeches of assassins and an index of victims. Mugar HV6245 F44 2001.
Crime Dictionary. 1988.
Contains brief definitions of crime-related terms and abbreviations, place-name nicknames, and foreign terms and abbreviations. Mugar HV6025 D43 1988.
Cybercrime: A Reference Handbook. 2004.
Overview and chronology of four decades of cybercrime, glossary of terms, significant legislation. Mugar Ref. X HV6773 S3547 2004.
Dictionary of American Penology. 1996.
Overview of American penology, including practices, historical precedents, ideologies, and trends. Alphabetically-arranged entries from “accreditation of correctional facilities” to “Wyoming correctional system” cover state and federal prison systems and penology terminology. Mugar HV9304 W54 1996.
The Dictionary of Criminal Justice. 2000.
An A through Z listing of definitions of terms in criminal justice and related fields. Summaries of 1,000+ Supreme Court cases affecting the study and practice of criminal justice. Appendices listing doctoral programs in criminal justice, forensic agencies and organizations, criminal justice websites, and juried/refereed journals. Mugar Ref. X HV7411 R87 2000.
Encyclopedia of American Crime. 2nd ed. 2001.
Survey of American crime from the Viking murders in approximately A.D. 1000 to contemporary use of DNA evidence. Mugar Ref. X HV6789 S54 2001.
Encyclopedia of American Prisons. 1996.
More than 160 essays on the history and current operations of American prison systems, including individuals, facilities, procedures, current prison issues, and program descriptions. Mugar HV9471 E425 1996.
The Encyclopedia of American Prisons. 2003.
From ” costs – execution vs. life imprisonment” to “prison – labor pay rates,” the more than 300 entries cover 200+ years of American penal history. Entries include famous and infamous prisoners and prison wardens, prisons, riots, punishments, execution methods, juvenile issues, and more. Mugar Ref. X HV9471 S54 2003.
Encyclopedia of Child Abuse. 2001.
Entries cover issues of child abuse from such fields as law, medicine, economics, psychology and sociology. Mugar HV6626.5 C57 2001.
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice. 2nd ed. 4 vols. 2002.
Contains scholarly articles concerning the causes of crime, criminal behavior, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice systems, and the prevention, punishment, and treatment of crime. Mugar Ref. X HV6017 E52 2002.
Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. 4 vols. 2002.
From “abolitionism” to “zero tolerenace policy,” the 493 articles in this work cover such themes as corrections, crimes, forensics, law and justice, organizations and institutions, punishment, special populations, and victimology. Appendix materials include information on careers in criminal justice, web resources, and professional and scholarly associations. Mugar Ref. X HV6017 E524 2002.
Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior. 4 vols. 2000.
Comprehensive encyclopedia covering criminology and social deviance under four broad categories: historical, conceptual, and theoretical issues; crime and juvenile delinquency; sexual deviance; and self destructive behavior and disvalued identity. The 500+ entries cover such topics as capital punishment, cyberporn and computer sex, and tattooing and body piercing. Mugar HV 6017 E53 2000.
Encyclopedia of DNA and the United States Criminal Justice System. 2004.
“A to Z examination of the development of DNA fingerprinting and the role it has played in the American criminal justice system.” Mugar Ref. X RA1057.55 P34 2004.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior. 4 vols. 2001.
Contains overview essays and briefer entries on topics such as juvenile and substance abuse, mandatory sentencing, and organized crime and drug trafficking. Includes extensive directory of drug abuse and alcoholism treatment and prevention programs, research centers, and organizations. Mugar Ref. X HV5804 E53 2001.
Encyclopedia of Gangs. 2008.
“Entries related to gangs in the United States and worldwide provide a diffuse overview of the gang phenomenon. Each entry defines and explains the term, provides an historical overview, and explains its significance today.” Mugar Ref. X HV6439 U5 E53 2008.
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. 3 vols. 2005.
International and multidisciplinary in scope, the 350 A to Z entries “trace the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profile perpetrators and heroes, and explain international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.” Mugar Ref. X HV6322.7 E532 2005.
The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime. 2005.
Alphabetically-arranged entries covering criminal organizations, crime leaders, crimes, and crime-fighting entities around the world. Entries include human trafficking, INTERPOL, Kurdish criminal clans, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Russian Mafiya, and Yakuza. Mugar Ref. X HV6441 D48 2005.
The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings. 2002.
International and historical in scope, the 947 entries include “individual case histories [identifying kidnapper or victim], discussion of groups involved in multiple kidnappings, and general topics relevant to the subject.” Arranged alphabetically, entries include the alien abduction controversy, the disappeared [in Latin America], fiction and film portrayals of kidnapping, groups such as the Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Japanese Red Army, and kidnap victims ranging from Miguel de Cervantes to Polly Klaas. Mugar Ref. X HV6595 N49 2002.
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement. 3 vols. 2005.
Examination of all aspects of law enforcement and policing on the state and local, federal, and international level. Coverage includes agencies and associations, policing in individual countries, personnel issues, tactics, victims, and more. Mugar Ref. X HV7921 E53 2005.
Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime . 2003.
From “aeronautical mass murder” to “Zoot Suit Riots,” the 200+ signed essays include case studies, criminal terms, and pathologies, and cover such topics as aggression, criminal investigation, cults, family violence, gangs, government sanctioned violence, mass murder, terrorism, and vigilantism. Appendix material includes key criminological theorists, serial killers, and organized crime figures. Mugar Ref. X HV6515 E5323 2003.
Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in America: From Capone’s Chicago to the New Urban Underworld. 2000.
Contains more than 250 entries on major underworld figures, key criminal events and milestones, and terms. Topics include the Colombian drug cartel, Russian organized crime, ecocrime, and Japanese yakuza. Mugar HV6446 K43 2000.
Encyclopedia of Police Science. 1995.
Lengthy essays explaining concepts in policing and criminal justice. Mugar HV7901 E53 1995.
Encyclopedia of Rape. 2004.
“185 entries in an A-to-Z essay format covering the historical scope and magnitude of the issue in the United States and globally. Written by a host of scholars from diverse fields, it provides informed perspectives on the key dimensions of the topic, from concepts, social movements, offenders, high-profile cases, legislation, influential activists, landmark texts, and victimology to representations in literature and art.” Mugar Ref. HV6558 E53 2004.
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. 2000.
Arranged alphabetically, entries include case histories of individual serial killers and essays on topics such as incarceration, insanity defense, and motives for serial murder. Mugar Ref. X HV6245 N49 2000.
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century. 3 vols. 2001.
Arranged alphabetically with lengthy articles on all aspects of life in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. Use the table of contents in volume 1, or the sytematic outline of contents and detailed subject index in volume 3 to locate your topic. Relevant topics include “prisons and punishment.” Mugar Ref. X E169.1 E626 2001.
Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. 2 vols. 2010.
Contains nearly 375 entries on crime prevention and victimology. Representative topics include “bullying,” “campus policing and security,” “revictimization,” ” school shootings,” “shaken baby syndrome,” and “victim impact statements.” Mugar Ref. X HV6250.3 U5 E55 2010.
The Encyclopedia of Violence: Origins, Attitudes, Consequences. 1993.
A listing of the varieties of violence in contemporary America and the relationship between everyday violence and quality of life. Mugar HM291 D4857 1993.
Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. 2000.
Consists of 240 alphabetically arranged entries, covering the topic of women and crime, including women as offenders, victims, criminologists, criminal lawyers, reformers, and workers in the criminal justice system. Twenty percent of the entries are people (e.g., Janet Reno, Jean Harris, Elizabeth Fry), or groups of people (e.g., MADD, the Framingham Eight). Other entries represent topics such as date rape and private prisons. Mugar Ref. X HV6046 E56 2000.
Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender. 2 vols. 2001.
Comprehensive coverage of topics covering current scholarship on the psychology of women and gender, including battering, child abuse, hate crimes, imprisonment, and torture. Mugar Ref. X HQ1115 E52 2001.
Historical Dictionary of Law Enforcement. 2001.
Reference work on the history of policing, with an international focus. Ranging from “Mau Mau Insurgency” to “Dragnet” and “tenderloin,” entries include individuals, organizations, terms, and more. Mugar HV7903 R67 2001.
Prisons and Prison Systems: A Global Encyclopedia. 2006.
“This comprehensive encyclopedia provides a historical overview of institutions and systems around the world, as well as penal theories, prisoner culture and life, and notable prisoners and personnel.” Mugar Ref. X HV8665 R67 2006.
The Sage Dictionary of Criminology. 2001.
From “abolition” to “zero tolerance,” the 250 brief entries encompass “the categories of thought, methods, and practices that are central to contemporary criminological study.” Mugar HV 6017 S34 2001.
Capital Punishment: A Reference Handbook. 2nd ed. 2001.
Provides overview of capital punishment, history, a chronology, biographies, facts and figures, and resources. Mugar HV8699 U5 K76 2001.
Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Reference Handbook. 2nd ed. 2007.
Contains overview of child sexual abuse, recommendations for protecting victims and perpetrators, discussion of treatment, statistics, documents, and a list of resources and organizations. Mugar Ref. X HV6570 K55 2007.
The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide. 1999.
Ten chapters cover such topics as the history of the FBI, notable cases, physical facilities, the FBI in American popular culture, biographies, and a chronology. The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography. Mugar HV8144 F43 T48 1999.
Gangs: A Reference Handbook. 2nd ed. 2009.
Topics addressed in this work include a history of gangs, the types of youth who join gangs and why, how law enforcement deals with gangs, and much more. Includes resources for further research. Mugar Ref. X HV6439 U7 K55 2009.
Global Organized Crime: A Reference Handbook. 2010.
Examines organized crime from the 17th century to the present. Topics include piracy, slavery and human trafficking, and drug and weapons trafficking. Mugar Ref. X HV6441 R678 2010.
Handbook of Family Violence. 1988.
Contains an overview of the field and chapters on theoretical models, forms of family violence, and special issues such as alcoholism and violence. Mugar HQ809.3 U5 H35 1988.
Hate Crimes. 2003.
Presents background information on the incidence of hate crimes and on the development of hate crime legislation. Includes a chronology, biographical sketches, a glossary, key court cases and legislation, a list of organizations, and a bibliography. Mugar HV6773.52 S768 2003.
International Handbook of Contemporary Developments in Criminology. 2 vols. 1983.
Provides overview of the social climate, criminal justice system, patterns of criminality and criminology training worldwide. Mugar HV6528 I57 1983.
Juvenile Crime. 2003.
Presents background information on juvenile delinquents, their crimes, and the consequences to themselves, their victims, and society. Includes a chronology, biographical sketches, a glossary, key court cases and legislation, a list of organizations, and a bibliography. Mugar HV9104 F448 2003.
Police Misconduct in America: A Reference Handbook. 2001.
Includes a brief history of police misconduct, an overview of significant issues, a chronology, documents, biographical sketches, a directory of organizations, a list of print and non-print resources, and a glossary of terms. Mugar HV8141 C44 2001.
Prisons in America: A Reference Handbook. 1999.
Overview of American prisons since colonial times. Includes a chronology, documents and statistics, biographical sketches of key figures, a directory of organizations, a list of print and non-print resources, and a glossary. Mugar HV9471 R36 1999.
Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook. 2004.
Contains an overview and chronology of profiling and criminal justice, biographical sketches, cases, and resources. Mugar HV9950 B86 2004.
Rape and Sexual Assault. 3 vols. 1985 – 1991.
Handbook containing bibliographic essays on the multidisciplinary aspects of rape and sexual assault. Mugar HV6561 R368.
U.S. Homeland Security: A Reference Handbook. 2005.
Examines the creation and function of the Department of Homeland Security, placing it in historical context, with a chronology of federal responses to homeland security threats from 1798 (Alien and Sedition Acts) to the present. Mugar HV6432.4 B35 2005.
Women in Prison: A Reference Handbook . 2003.
Includes an introductory essay on the history of women’s prisons, an examination of pertinent issues, a chronology, biographical sketches, statistics, a directory of organizations, and a list of print and nonprint resources. Mugar HV9471 B365 2003.
Narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of more than forty countries around the world, with links to the United Nations Criminal Justice Information Network.
Acquaintance and Date Rape: An Annotated Bibliography. 1994.
Annotated bibliography of empirical research or research reviews on acquaintance rape published in scholarly journals or books, arranged by topic (e.g., incidence of acquaintance rape, research on perpetrators). Mugar HV6561 A26 1994.
American Prisons: An Annotated Bibliography. 1998.
A supplement to the Encyclopedia of American Prisons (Mugar Ref. X HV9471 E425 1996), this work contains annotations for selected references in the encyclopedia. Subjects are presented in the same alphabetical format as the encyclopedia. Indexed by author, case, and subject. Mugar HV9471 M29 1998.
Blood & Ink: An International Guide to Fact-Based Crime Literature. 2002.
Annotated bibliography and guide to fact-based crime literature, including both non-fictional accounts of crimes and crime trials and works of imaginative literature. Worldwide in scope, the volume encompasses works in English, Romance languages, Latin, German, Russian, and Swedish, and covers ancient, historical, and modern crime literature. Mugar HV6251 B67 2002.
Capital Punishment in America: An Annotated Bibliography. 1988.
Annotated list of approximately 1000 books, articles, Congressional documents and Supreme Court decisions relating to capital punishment. Mugar HV8699 U5 R3 1988.
Comparative Criminology: An Annotated Bibliography. 1991.
Contains 500 entries for citations to journal articles, books, chapters, and conference and symposium proceedings on comparative, cross-cultural, and cross-national criminology. Mugar Z5703 B44 1991.Storage: Use Request Form.
Crime and the Elderly: An Annotated Bibliography. 1988.
Annotated bibliography of 361 books, articles, papers, dissertations, and Congressional hearings on the elderly as victim and the elderly as criminal. Mugar Z5703.4 A35 A33 1988 Storage: Use Request Form.
Criminal Justice in America, 1959 – 1984: An Annotated Bibliography. 1985.
Contains abstracts to more than 800 periodicals and books on law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Mugar Z5703.5 U5 H48 1985 Storage: Use Request Form.
ProQuest - bibliography on current research.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
Homicide: A Bibliography. 1987.
List of more than 1900 entries on the subject of homicide, including statistics, demographics, theories and legal aspects. Mugar Z5703.4 M87 A24 1987 Storage: Use Request Form.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
Race and Crime: An Annotated Bibliography. 2000.
Annotated bibliography of books, monographs, journal articles, dissertations, special issues, government documents, and websites on race and offending, race and victimization, and race and criminal justice system professionals. Mugar HV6917 U5 R87 2000.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
Spouse Abuse: An Annotated Bibliography of Violence Between Mates. 1986.
Contains annotations for nearly 1800 books, articles, theses, dissertations, and pamphlets published on spouse abuse. Mugar Z5703.4 W53 1986 Storage: Use Request Form.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects and disseminates statistics about U.S. crime and justice, including crimes and victims, criminal offenders, and the justice system.
From the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U. S. Department of Education, “this analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime data. The data are drawn from the OPE Campus Security Statistics Website database to which crime statistics are submitted annually, via a Web-based data collection, by all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding.”
City Crime Rankings 2008-2009.
“Numbers, rates and trends for total crime, violent crime, murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime, burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft are presented in both alphabetical and rank order for all metro areas and cities of 75,000 or more population. Also included are numbers and rates of police in cities.” Mugar Ref. X HV6787 C57.
Crime in America’s Top Rated Cities: A Statistical Profile. 2000.
Contains statistics for the past 22 years (1977-1999) on major crime for about 75 U.S. cities. Arranged alphabetically by city, with overviews of each city’s crime problems. Mugar HV6787 C733.
“An annual publication in which the FBI compiles the volume and rate of violent and property crime offenses for the nation and by state. Individual law enforcement agency data are also provided for those contributors supplying 12 months complete offense data. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data.”
Crime State Rankings: Crime in the 50 United States. 2005.
513 tables of state crime statistics and rankings on juvenile and adult arrests, corrections, law enforcement personnel and expenditures, offenses, crime clearances, courts, and drug and alcohol treatment. Mugar HV6787 C735.
Includes an overview of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, publications and articles, and statistical data on prison facilities, inmates and employees.
Statistical Handbook on Violence in America. 1996.
Compendium of statistical data on violence in America. Chapters cover fatal and other forms of interpersonal violence, vulnerable and high-risk groups and situations, and the impact of violence. Mugar HN90 V5 S833 1996.
Statistics on Crime and Punishment. 1996.
Compendium of statistics on crime, trends and criminal justice system responses to crime in the U.S., with charts and tables accompanied by commentary. Mugar HV6787 S73 1996.
Statistics on Weapons and Violence. 1996.
Selection of charts, graphs and tables on availability, ownership and use of weapons in crime; and on violence and violent crime (including youth and workplace violence), as well as murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Mugar HN90 V5 S834 1996.
Provides crime mapping for colleges and universities, allowing one to view reported crime activity (theft, burglary, robbery, assault, arson, shooting, vandalism, arrest) for an individual school on a Google map. Includes Boston University. A similar service, SpotCrime.com, maps crimes in major cities, including Boston.
Compiled by the International Centre for Prison Studies, King’s College, London, “the WPB is a data-base which provides factual information about prison systems throughout the world.”
Located at Columbia University, “the Africana Criminal Justice Project (ACJP) was established to further develop and stimulate engagement (among academics, students, activists, and practitioners) with black intellectual production on the intersections connecting race, crime, and criminal justice systems.” Resources include a lengthy Bibliography.
Moved from the Treasury Department to the Justice Department following passage of the Homeland Security Act, “the ATF will continue to perform the law enforcement functions relating to firearms, explosives, and arson. It will also administer the U.S. Criminal Code provisions concerning alcohol and tobacco smuggling and diversion.”
“The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce society’s reliance on the use of incarceration as a solution to social problems.” Site includes articles and reports on juvenile and criminal justice issues and links to other criminal justice and human rights groups, research sites and think tanks, popular culture and media sites, and sites pertaining to children and youth.
“The mission of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.”
“Since 1975, the Family Research Laboratory (FRL) has devoted itself primarily to understanding family violence and the impact of violence in families. As public and professional interest in family violence has grown, so has the need for more reliable knowledge. The FRL has tried to fill that need in a variety of ways: through comprehensive literature reviews, new theories, and methodologically sound studies. Researchers at the FRL pioneered many of the techniques that have enabled social scientists to estimate directly the scope of family violence.”
The FBI Web Page contains statistics; information on major investigations; historical files on Bonnie and Clyde, the Lindbergh Kidnapping, etc.; Freedom of Information Act files; the FBI’s most wanted; and other information.
“Provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females. Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s (UCR) Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR). The report focuses on intimate partner violence and stalking. It includes estimates of the extent of crimes against females and the characteristics of crimes and victims. Crime trends are also presented, along with comparative estimates of crimes against males.”
“The Chicago Historical Homicide Project began with the discovery of the availability of a rich log of more than 11,000 homicides maintained consistently and without interruption by the Chicago Police Department over the course of 60 years, from 1870 to 1930.” Maintained at the School of Law, Northwestern University, this project includes an interactive database, a Crimes of the Century section, Publications, and more.
“The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 17 July 1998… This is the first ever permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to promote the rule of law and ensure that the gravest international crimes do not go unpunished.”
Provides information on crime mapping.
Web site providing access to most of the 550+ data collections on criminal justice held at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.
“The National Center for the Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Since its inception in 1985, the National Center has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims.” Their Stalking Resource Center provides information on stalkers, including statistics.
The Center “conducts and disseminates original research on the status of women in policing and the impact of gender on police operations. Our research is a vital component of our strategy to gender balance law enforcement, and provides compelling evidence on how the under-representation of women impacts contemporary law enforcement problems such as police brutality and inadequate police response to violence against women. We also publish and distribute briefing papers on myriad topics of central interest to our mission, including the impact of women on modern law enforcement, the gender dimensions of police excessive force, and domestic violence in police families.”
“The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. The NSVRC staff collects and disseminates a wide range of resources on sexual violence including statistics, research, position statements, statutes, training curricula, prevention initiatives and program information.”
“The mission of NW3C is to provide a nationwide support system for agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes and to support and partner with other appropriate entities in addressing homeland security initiatives, as they relate to economic and high-tech crimes.”
“The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).” Includes links to resources on dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking,
“The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate’s Accounts, 1690 to 1772. It allows access to over 210,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 3,000 men and women executed at Tyburn.”
“A nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. It was founded in 1975 by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.” See their issue guide on Crime: “the Understanding the Issue section lays out the facts and policy alternatives, while the Public Opinion section offers a detailed profile of public thinking about the issue.”
“This site is designed to be a central clearinghouse for police agencies, legislators, community leaders, social scientists, legal researchers, and journalists to access information about current data collection efforts, legislation and model policies, police-community initiatives, and methodological tools that can be used to collect and analyze data.”
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. Web site includes statistics on sexual assault,
“The Sentencing Project is an independent source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information for the public and policy-makers. The Sentencing Project Website is designed to provide resources and information for the news media and a public concerned with criminal justice and sentencing issues.”
“Studies in Scarlet presents the images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from the Harvard Law School Library’s extensive trial collections. Included are a number of trials of the wealthy and renowned such as an account of the adultery trial of Caroline, Queen Consort of George IV, the sodomy trial of Oscar Wilde, and the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of Stanford White, the famous architect who was Evelyn Nesbit Thaw’s lover. The larger part of the collection, however, consists of the stories of ordinary men and women thrust into the public eye when their marriages and love affairs went wrong or their relationships did not conform to social standards. Studies in Scarlet includes American, British, and Irish cases 1815-1914 involving domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, and the custody of children, as well as trials for murder and rape. These trials are especially rich sources for the study of the history of women in early modern society.”
“The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.”
“The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.”
“The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.” Includes statistics.
The oldest American federal law enforcement agency, the U.S. Marshals Service is the enforcement arm of the federal court system,conducts fugitive investigations, operates the Witness Security Program, transports and houses prisoners, and runs the asset forfeiture program, among other duties.