Criminal Justice

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"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a principal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice dedicated to preventing terrorism, reducing violent crime, and protecting our Nation. The men and women of ATF perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries. We are committed to working directly, and through partnerships, to investigate and reduce crime involving firearms and explosives, acts of arson, and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products." from web site

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"The Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by 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 (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs) as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act." from web site

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The Census Bureau's Subjects A-Z is a starting point for locating data collected by the Federal government. Use USA.gov or another search engine to locate up-to-date information or to find resources not listed here.

This resource replaces FedStats.gov, which was last updated in 2007.

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The Department of Justice is responsible for enforcing the laws of the United States. DOJ duties include:

  • Combat Terrorism
  • Apprehend Most-Wanted and Other Fugitives
  • Locate Missing Persons
  • Litigate for the United States
  • Uphold Civil Rights & Liberties
  • Uphold Disability Rights
  • Operate Task Forces
  • Help Victims of Crime
  • Foster Safe Communities
  • Combat Gang Violence
  • Prevent Youth Violence
  • Halt Domestic Violence
  • Investigate Fraud
  • Fight Trafficking in Persons
  • Manage Prisons and Inmates
  • Promote Dispute Resolution

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charged with protecting the United States and its citizens from terrorist and criminal threats. The official priorities of the FBI are:

  • Protect the United States from terrorist attack
  • Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage
  • Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes
  • Combat public corruption at all levels
  • Protect civil rights
  • Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and enterprises
  • Combat major white-collar crime
  • Combat significant violent crime
  • Support federal, state, local and international partners
  • Upgrade technology to successfully perform the FBI's mission

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"INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 187 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime." from Web site

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

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The National Institute of Corrections Online Library includes articles and publications concerning correctional practice and public policy.

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The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics is a cooperative effort between the Department of Justice and the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center at SUNY Albany.

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