Law Enforcement - Arrests - Counter
Terrorism - Equipment and Facilities;
communications and dispatching; forensic
laboratories; less lethal protective
equipment - Investigations; crime
mapping; crime scene; task forces -
Operations; community policing; problem
oriented policing - Personnel; recruiting;
stress training - Profiling - Use of Force.
Justice System - Costs/Benefits;
criminal record systems; background
checks; criminal history records; sex
offender registries - Deaths in Custody -
Expenditures and Employment -
Science/Technology; dna; forensics;
information systems and technology; less
lethal technologies.
Courts - Case Processing; appeals;
defendants; defense services;
dispositions; evidence; prosecution;
trials; witensses - Civil Justice - Court
Types; community courts; drug courts;
family courts; mental health courts; tribal
courts - Equipment/Technology -
Facilities;Security - Personnel - Pretrial
Release and Services - Sentencing and
Sanctions; alternatives to incarceration;
death penalty; incarceration; restitution;
restorative justice.
Victims - Civil Remedies - Crisis
Intervention/Response - Faith Based -
Financial Recovery - Health and Mental
Health - Homicide Victims/Co-Survivors -
Restorative Justice - Rights and Services
- Service Programs - Special Populations;
disabled; elderly; juveniles; military;
minorities; rural; tribal; women -
Corrections - Capital Punishment -
Equipment/Technology; communication
systems; protective equipment -
Facilities; community based jails; prisons
- Inmate Assistance; drug treatment;
education; faith based health; mental
health - Inmates/Offenders - Parole and
Probation - Personnel - Pretrial Detention
and Supervision - Recidivism -
Drugs - Drug Law Enforcement - Illegal
Substances; club drugs; cocaine; heroin;
marijuana; methamphetamine - Legal
Substances; alcohol; prescription drugs -
Policy - Prevention and Education -
Substance Abuse Indicators - Testing -
Crime Prevention - Community Policing
- Community Responses - Faith Based -
Risk Factors - Self Protection - Weed and
Seed Programs.
This is an incredibly expansive site.  
Whether you're simply looking for
information to aid you in your career
decisions, or you're doing research for a
school paper, the information available to
you at NCJRS is unlimited.

Every topic can be searched with
keywords, and every topic contains
relevant questions for you to browse,
search Q&A, or ask your own questions.  
Once you find, or ask your own question,
you simply click on "read more," and
you'll be provided with links to sites
containing the information you're
requesting.  If you don't find an
appropriate response to a question you
ask, you'll be prompted to email your
question to a specialist.

Additionally, you have access to
publications in PDF format.  
One source I've read stated that NCJRS
is probably the most extensive single
source for criminal justice information in
the world, and that's quite probably
Juvenile Justice - Child Protection/
Health; child abuse/ exploitation;
drugs/underage drinking; exposure to
violence; health/mental health; missing
children - Corrections/Detention;
aftercare/reentry; alternatives;
confinement - Delinquency Prevention;
community/faith involvement; mentoring;
risk/protective factors - Gender/Race/
Ethnicity; american indians; females;
minorities - Juvenile Courts; sanctions;
specialty courts; waiver/transfer -
Juvenile Delinquency; chronic offenders/
recidivism; gangs; offenders younger
than 15; sex offenders; violent offenders
- Schools; bullying; school safety;
truancy - Victims; juvenile victims;
victims of juvenile offenders.

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