Avoid Identity Theft
From the Federal Trade Commission, this site explains how to minimize your risk of identity theft, what to do if you are a victim, federal and state laws and statistics, and more.
Bureau of Justice
Statistics about criminals, victims, law enforcement, federal justice
system, drugs, murder rates, guns, prisons and more from the U.S. Department
Crimes of Persuasion:
Schemes, Scams, Frauds
An online version of a book of the same title, this site covers a variety
of crimes based on conning people, such as consumer scams, pyramid schemes,
telemarketing scams, investment schemes, Internet fraud and more.
This site “uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.” Programs in place in the U.S. and abroad are rated on their effectiveness. Maintained by the Office of Justice Programs.
From a variety of U.S. government agencies, this site explains how to
minimize your risk, what to do if you are a victim, federal and state
laws and more.
Real Cost of Prisons Project
Includes links to research on the cost of mass incarceration, lists of recommended books and videos, and a blog with news updates. From the Real Cost of Prisons Project, a group that “seeks to broaden and deepen the organizing capacity of prison/justice activists working to end mass incarceration.”
Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and Accountability in the USA
A 1998 report released by Human Rights Watch, an independent non-governmental organization, provides the results of an investigation of police brutality in 14 large cities in the U.S.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online
From the U.S. Department of Justice, this site presents data from over 100 sources on all aspects of criminal justice. Search in 6 broad sections, a-z by topic, or by keyword. Includes a section on public attitudes toward crime.
Uniform Crime Reports
Crime in the United States (CIUS) is an annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. The site also includes annual publications, such as Hate Crime Statistics and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, which address specialized facets of crime.
Documents, reports, laws and more relating to computer crime from the
U.S. Department of Justice.
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August 30, 2012