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The ABA Criminal Justice Section is the premiere source of knowledge and insight into the complex issues of criminal justice that face the nation.

By bringing together the perspectives of prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges and scholars, the Section provides valuable and thoughtfully crafted products to its members, to the legal profession overall, and to the nation.

The achievement of justice is the abiding purpose of the Section, and makes it the voice of criminal justice. 



 The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.


The BJS mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.

Crime News Daily

Top stories, headlines, Justice news, FBI news, and more.

The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.

The FBI focuses on threats that challenge the foundations of American society or involve dangers too large or complex for any local or state authority to handle alone.

How were the federal courts established? What kind of cases do they hear? What is the difference between state and federal courts? These might be some of the questions you're asking when you visit, and the answers are a click away.


Established in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

More Websites

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

"UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices."
"This site serves as a selective clearinghouse of evaluative information on 150 programs in criminal justice, crime victim services, and juvenile justice. Contributing agencies include the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics" (from Choice Reviews).

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

FBI Uniform Crime Report
"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. Use the new online UCR Data Tool to research crime statistics for the nation, by state, and by individual law enforcement agency."

National Institute of Justice

United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime