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Contact Jane Cramer
Email janec@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Telephone 718-951-5332
TopCourts

Provides access to electronic materials from District Courts, Courts of Appeal, Bankruptcy Courts, and Courts of Special Jurisdiction. Users may find forms, fee schedules, and rules of court among other information.

TopCriminal Justice

Covers crimes, justice, trends in crime, federal investigations and prosecutions, felony convictions in state courts, corrections, capital punishment trends and expenditure trends.

ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index™ is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text.

The very heart of FBI operations lies in investigations--which serve, as their mission states, "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States."
"Compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data." Also available are reports on Hate Crime Statistics, white collar crime, and detailed victim data.
Each year's edition of Hate Crime Statistics presents data regarding incidents, offenses, victims, and offenders in reported crimes that were motivated in whole or in part by a bias against the victim's perceived race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

A wealth of information about youthful offenders and the entire juvenile justice system.

Not a wealth of information but the only source for NYC data.
Great crime and neighborhood statistics, but find out your precinct before you click because there is nothing on the site to help you identify it. The Neighborhood Statistics page (which also link to this site) will give you that information.
TopEnvironmental Justice

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This sites provides information about toxic substances and related illnesses and diseases, in the forms of toxicological profiles, substance resources, education and training materials, and press releases.

CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism. Users can find timely articles and links to resources on specific industries (chemicals, food and agriculture, and natural resources, to name a few), as well as specific issues, such as the environment and globalization.

The Legal Information Institute is affiliated with Cornell University. Its entry for Environmental Law provides overviews for Federal, State, and Common Laws, and provides links to resources such as Constitution and Federal Statutes, Judicial Decisions, Conventions and Treaties, and key internet sources.

The Environmental Protection Agency defines Environmental Justice (EJ) as the "fair treatment for people of all races, cultures, and incomes, regarding the development of environmental laws, regulations, and policies." This site, connected to the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, provides access to basic information about EJ, action plans, related publications, and links to laws and regulations.

TopGovernment Resources

Covers crimes, justice, trends in crime, federal investigations and prosecutions, felony convictions in state courts, corrections, capital punishment trends and expenditure trends.

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage http://ada.gov

Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html

FBI http://www.fbi.gov/

National Criminal Justice Reference Service http://www.ncjrs.org/
Federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

National Institute of Justice Online http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/welcome.html
The research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ 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.

Patriot Act Resources

PL 107-56 USA Patriot Act http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ056.107.pdf< /BR>Full text of the act as passed by Congress

Department of Justice -- Protect America Act and Patriot Act Page http://www.lifeandliberty.gov
Offers the DOJ perspective on the Act and its importance and implications

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports on the Patriot Act
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/crs/rl31200.pdf
This report deals with how the act addresses the issue of terrorism
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/10092.pdf
Legal analysis of the act

Patriot Act Oversight: Investigating Patterns of Terrorist Financing
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_house_hearings&docid=f:78125.pdf
House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations -- Hearing conducted on February 12, 2002. File may be slow to load.

EPIC Overview on the impact of the Patriot Act http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/usapatriot/#analysis
The Electronic Privacy Information Center officers a series of essays on the impact of provisions of the act.

ACLU Patriot Act Resources http://www.aclu.org/safefree/resources/17343res20031114.html
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offers a variety of resources related to the USA Patriot Act.

UC Santa BarbaraGuide to the Patriot Act http://www.library.ucsb.edu/subjects/patriotact.html

Evergreen State College PATRIOT Act Resources Page http://www.evergreen.edu/library/govdocs/hotopics/usapatriotact/index.html
Well put together set of links including analytical material about the act and the impact of it in terms of civil liberties.

American Library Association – Patriot Act and Libraries http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifissues/usapatriotact.htm
Focuses on implications and impact on libraries and users’ civil rights. Provides a link to the ALA Intellectual Freedom page which has additional resources for libraries and others.

Not a wealth of information but the only source for NYC data.
TopNew York City Resources
DJJ's mission is to provide Non-Secure (NSD) and Secure Detention for alleged Juvenile Delinquents (JDs) and Secure Detention for alleged Juvenile Offenders (JOs) whose cases are pending, along with post-adjudicated juveniles awaiting transfer to state facilities. DJJ detains youth in structured and secure settings. While in detention, residents receive an array of services, such as education, health services, recreation, and case management.
TopRecommended Databases (articles, etc.)

ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index™ is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text.

Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection offers access to 150 journals.  Criminal Justice Collection contains over 5 million articles published between 1980 and the present.

TopResearch Help

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage http://ada.gov

Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html

FBI http://www.fbi.gov/

National Criminal Justice Reference Service http://www.ncjrs.org/
Federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

National Institute of Justice Online http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/welcome.html
The research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ 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.

Patriot Act Resources

PL 107-56 USA Patriot Act http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ056.107.pdf< /BR>Full text of the act as passed by Congress

Department of Justice -- Protect America Act and Patriot Act Page http://www.lifeandliberty.gov
Offers the DOJ perspective on the Act and its importance and implications

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports on the Patriot Act
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/crs/rl31200.pdf
This report deals with how the act addresses the issue of terrorism
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/10092.pdf
Legal analysis of the act

Patriot Act Oversight: Investigating Patterns of Terrorist Financing
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_house_hearings&docid=f:78125.pdf
House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations -- Hearing conducted on February 12, 2002. File may be slow to load.

EPIC Overview on the impact of the Patriot Act http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/usapatriot/#analysis
The Electronic Privacy Information Center officers a series of essays on the impact of provisions of the act.

ACLU Patriot Act Resources http://www.aclu.org/safefree/resources/17343res20031114.html
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offers a variety of resources related to the USA Patriot Act.

UC Santa BarbaraGuide to the Patriot Act http://www.library.ucsb.edu/subjects/patriotact.html

Evergreen State College PATRIOT Act Resources Page http://www.evergreen.edu/library/govdocs/hotopics/usapatriotact/index.html
Well put together set of links including analytical material about the act and the impact of it in terms of civil liberties.

American Library Association – Patriot Act and Libraries http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifissues/usapatriotact.htm
Focuses on implications and impact on libraries and users’ civil rights. Provides a link to the ALA Intellectual Freedom page which has additional resources for libraries and others.

TopState and Local
All the sites in this section include (where available) links to state home pages, legislatures, judicial sites, agency sites, and some local government sites. Material available varies greatly from state to state. Special features are noted.
Not a wealth of information but the only source for NYC data.
TopStatistics

Covers crimes, justice, trends in crime, federal investigations and prosecutions, felony convictions in state courts, corrections, capital punishment trends and expenditure trends.