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Criminal Justice Research Guide: Specific Crimes

A good starting point for finding resources in criminal justice

Specific Crimes

  • Child Abuse and Neglect - clearinghouse  US Dept. of Health & Human Services. Searchable database of documents, links to Web resources; legal issues, related issues, state specific information; information in Spanish also. 
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway  Connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. From the U.S. Dept. of Helath & Human Services. 
  • Child, Youth and Teen Victimization - from the National Center for Victims of Crimes. Statistics and separate sections for various aspects of youth victimization. 
  • Correctional Boot Camps - From the US Department of Justice. A 307 page research report  on boot camps. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader®  
  • Hate Crimes - National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Definitions, causes, legal aspects, enforcement, facts & figures, related resources 
  • Rand Drug Policy Research Center - From the Rand Corporation. Studies on drug control policy, annual newsletter (HTML or PDF), and related links.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - drug abuse, drug supply reduction, terrorism, human trafficking, treaties, statistics worldwide 
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - US Department of the Treasury; concerning the complex crime of money laundering, both domestically and internationally 
  • National Gang Center - latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. 
  • Office for Victims of Crimes - from the U.S. Dept. of Justice; fact sheet and annual reports and statistics