Local and National Resources

  • The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.
  • The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.
  • The Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC) of the American Society of Criminology serves to bring together ALL who are dedicated to addressing the concerns and issues of people of color in the study of crime, justice, and the crime-processing system.
  • The Division on Women and Crime (DWC) developed out of the growing interest in the study of gender and women as offenders, victims, and professional employees of the criminal systems.
  • The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an intel-driven national security and law enforcement agency, providing leadership and making a difference for more than a century.
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research–ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.
  • ICPSR-Homicide Research Working Group
  • The ICPSR-Resource Center forMinority Data or the RCMD is a recent initiative of ICPSR. The changing demographic composition has expanded the scope of the U.S. racial and ethnic mosaic. As a result, interest and research on race and ethnicity has become more complex and expansive.
  • The mission of the ICPSR-National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data.
  • ICPSR-Summer Program in Quantitative Methods  is recognized throughout the world as the preeminent forum for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research. We serve a diverse multidisciplinary and international constituency.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse's (NIDA) mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)— the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" 
  • Law and Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation (NFS) supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes, and behaviors. These can include, but are not limited to, research designed to enhance the scientific understanding of the impact of law; human behavior and interactions as these relate to law; the dynamics of legal decision making; and the nature, sources, and consequences of variations and changes in legal institutions. 
  • Sociology Program at the National Science Foundation (NFS) supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes.
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) mission is to reduce recidivism among those we touch and the vision of the ODRC is to reduce crime in Ohio.  ODRC-Institute on Correctional Best Practices (pdf)
  • Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS)
  • The U.S. Bureau of the Census serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.
  • The website Criminal Justice Careers provides information on what it's like to work in the criminal justice profession, getting started in a career in criminal justice, job requirements, statistics and resources.  The site is also linked to a number of employment, educational and professional resources.

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