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A collection of library resources for criminal justice majors.

OJP Launches New Web Site
OJP (Office of Justice Programs) has launched, a resource to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. The Web site includes information on 125 justice-related programs and assigns "evidence ratings" to indicate whether there is evidence from research that a program achieves its goals. (OJP)

Office for Victims of Crime

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  Read more about OVC.

 U.S. Resource Map of Crime Victim Services & Information: check for state-specific information

For an overview please check:  The History of the Crime Victims’ Movement in the United States   Published December 2004

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

On March 1, 2003, U.S. Customs and Border Protection became the nation’s first comprehensive border security agency with a focus on maintaining the integrity of the nation’s boundaries and ports of entry.

Check the difference options listed in the blue ribbon or conduct a keyword search.  For instance, Border Security covers the following areas:

CBP on the Frontlines

  • At Ports of Entry
  • Along U.S. Borders
  • From the Air and Sea
  • Protecting Agriculture
  • International Initiatives
  • Human Trafficking

JUSTSTATS: U.S. Crime and Justice Statistical Materials (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) -   the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics.

BJS mission:
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.
From the BJS website

NCJRS - National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, it offers justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.  Link to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service homepage. 


U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Press Releases