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Criminal Justice

Resources and help for topics relating to criminal justice.

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This page provides suggestions and guidance to find information sources related to victims of crime and victimology. The sources below are grouped by topic and information sources, which are offered by CSU Libraries. Also included in this guide are official online webpages of government entities and their divisions and other credible and authoritative information sources about victims and crime. 


National Crime Victimization Survey



  • International Victimology Website Public Access

    Includes Victimology Research Database on research in progress, news bulletins, and many links to victimology sites worldwide.

  • Office for Victims of Crime (U.S. Justice Department) Public Access

    Information on grants, victim assistance, technical assistance as well as statistics, web resources and full-text publications.

  • VictimLaw Public Access

    Database of federal and state laws, cases, rules, attorney general opinions, etc. on Victim's law. Also listings of victimology resources.

DOD policy, reports, research and information for victims of sexual assault in the military.

Crimes Against Children

Child Maltreatment

Juvenile Delinquency & Youth Violence

Report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

"Presents findings of violent crime committed against or by juveniles from 1993 to 2003. Comparisons are made in the report between younger teens (ages 12-14), older teens (ages 15-17), and adults. Data are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey for nonfatal violent victimization and offending {rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault} among those 12 years and older, and from the FBI’s Supplemental Homicide Reports for fatal victimization and offending of the entire population. Analyzes include characteristics of the victim, offender, and of the criminal event such as weapons, location, and time of day."

The Monitoring the Future study ongoing longitudinal survey of American Youth ask questions about behaviors, attitudes, and values.  This annual publication reports the findings on adolescent drug use.  Data sets are archived with ICPSR.

The National Center for Juvenile Justice is a private non-profit research organization devoted to understanding, prevention and control of child and family justice.  Publications provided on the website include statistical factsheets and reports, such as the annual Juvenile Arrests bulletin.

A longitudinal study conducted by the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado.  In this study youth self-report delinquent behaviors.  Data sets are archived with ICPSR.

The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) enables users to access online information via OJJDP's Web site to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Gender, Sexual Violence & Intimate Partners

Web Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics Public Access

Includes a number of reports on these issues, a selection of which are presented below.  Please review the publications page for a full listing.

Presents data on trends in nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2011. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information on nonfatal crimes reported and not reported to the police.

Presents findings on nonfatal stalking victimization in the U.S., based on the largest data collection of such behavior to date. Data were collected in a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and sponsored by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this Center seeks to identify the types of information currently being captured by state and local agencies.

This page from the Center for Disease Control's Violence Prevention program includes fact sheets and links to data sources.

An overview of national surveys from the National Institute of Justice.

A project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, this website features research reports on sexual and domestic violence as well as links to relevant data sets for the study of violence against women.

This report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office provides an overview of relevant national data collection programs.

Citations and statistics presented by the National Institute of Justice.

This page from the Center for Disease Control's Violence Prevention program includes fact sheets and links to data sources.

This is a guide from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.  It provides an overview of relevant datasets in the archive, including those available for online analysis.  Links to other topical websites are also included.

2017 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide: Crime and Victimization Fact Sheets.


Crimes Against People with Disabilities

Crime and the Mentally Ill

Crimes Against the Elderly


A report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics comparing crimes against persons age 65 or older with those in younger age groups using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Uniform Crime Reports.

This page from the Center for Disease Control's Violence Prevention program includes fact sheets and links to data sources.

A program of the U.S. Administration on Aging.  Look on the navigation menu under the library for statistical resources.

While no data is readily available on this website, lists of publications with relevant studies are cited.

Books and Publications