This page contains links to virtually all the empirical criminal justice research available online, organized by category and publication date. If you know what you are looking for, you may also search the database. We also have an email newsletter (at right) for new clearinghouse updates.
- Civil Rights (95) Racial and other disparities
- Community Impact (45) Impact of the justice system on communities, includes housing, employment
- Crime and Crime Rates (226) Information on type of crime/frequency
- Data Collection (62) A meta analysis of data collection systems
- Death Penalty (121) Data, policy, and analysis of the death penalty
- Drug Policy (116) Analysis of drug policy and its effects on the prison system
- Education (51) Correctional education and the school-to-prison pipeline
- Families (34) The justice system's impact on families.
- Felon Disenfranchisement (73) Barring people from the polls because of criminal convictions
- General (7) Atlases, indices, and broad-based source material
- Gun Control (34) Statistics on gun violence, suggestions for gun control
- Immigration Detainees (29) Immigration detainment practices and statistics
- Incarceration Rates Growth Causes (281)
- International Incarceration Comparisons (37)
- Jails (62) Information and data on jails
- Juveniles (244) Juvenile justice and the prison system’s effect on kids
- Mental Health (54) Mental Health in the prison system: policy and practice
- Police and Policing Practices (65) Includes Stop and Frisk and other practices
- Pretrial Detention (21) Exploring cost and outcome of detaining people before trial or deportation (ie. instead of bail or other alternatives)
- Prison Gerrymandering (32) Research on prison-based gerrymandering (see also www.prisonersofthecensus.org)
- Prison Privatization (39)
- Prison Procedures (54)
- Prison Programs (30) Programming available for incarcerated populations
- Prison and The Economy (128) The economic drivers and consequences of mass incarceration
- Prisoner Labor (6) Work done in prison by incarcerated populations
- Prisoner Welfare (123) Wellbeing of incarcerated population: policies and statistics
- Public Opinion (38)
- Recidivism and Reentry (128) What makes people more or less likely to succeed upon release?
- Sentencing Policy (81) Relating to sentencing policy.
- Trials (96) Statistics about the court system and its processes
- Women (62) Impact of the justice system on women
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Some of the most recently added reports are:
Friday, October 31 2014:
- Are Black Kids Worse? Myths and Facts about Racial Differences in Behavior, [PDF] Equity Project at Indiana University. 2013.
- Drugs: International Comparators, [PDF] Home Office. October, 2014.
- Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform The Federal Role, National Research Council of the National Academies. 2014.
- Officer Involved Shooting Information Philadelphia Police Department. 2014.
Wednesday, October 29 2014:
- Probation and Parole in the United States, 2013 [PDF] Bureau of Justice Statistics. October, 2014.
- Changing Priorities: State Criminal Justice Reforms and Investments in Education, [PDF] Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. October, 2014.
- A Constitutional Default: Services to Criminal Defendants in Pennsylvania, [PDF] Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. December, 2011.
Tuesday, October 28 2014:
- ClaimStat Alert [PDF] Office of the New York City Comptroller. August, 2014.
- On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson, [PDF] Amnesty International. October, 2014.
Wednesday, October 22 2014:
- South Bronx Community Connections Technical Report, [PDF] John Jay College of Criminal Justice. November, 2013.
- The Unpredictability of Murder: Juvenile Homicide in the Pathways to Desistance Study, [PDF] Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. October, 2014.
- The Crime Beat: Does Quantity Matter? [PDF] John Jay College of Criminal Justice Center on Media, Crime and Justice. October, 2014.
- Skewed Justice: Citizens United, Television Advertising and State Supreme Court Justices' Decisions in Criminal Cases, Emory Law School; American Constitution Society. October, 2014.
Tuesday, October 21 2014:
- Explaining Dimensions of State-Level Punitiveness in the United States: The Roles of Social, Economic, and Cultural Factors, [PDF] Baker Institute of Public Policy. August, 2014.
Friday, October 17 2014: