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View Resource Clemency for Puerto Rican Nationalists

Despite a non-binding Congressional resolution condemning the action, President Clinton gave final approval yesterday to the Bureau of Prisons for the release of eleven members of a militant Puerto Rican nationalist group who agreed to renounce violence in return for clemency. Two others, already out of prison, will have their fines reduced if they respond positively to the deal by this evening....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1999/0910
View Resource USF Criminology's Home Page

The University of South Florida Department of Criminology provides information on available programs in addition to new initiatives in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice and links to other criminal justice Internet sites.

https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/criminology/
View Resource Crime and Justice Electronic Data Abstracts

The US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics recently updated this massive database to include selected data through 1996. Lotus spreadsheets (.wk1) are available in 55 subjects covering crimes and arrests, criminal justice, and general demography. The data is "aggregated...from a wide variety of published sources" and presented in this format to facilitate further analysis. Data is...

https://www.bjs.gov/content/dcf/tables/arrtot.cfm
View Resource Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1998-1999 Lecture Series

The Department of Justice placed online in November 1999 the complete text of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 1998-1999 lecture series. The collection includes papers by Max Kleinman on "getting deterrence right," Felton Earls on "the importance of men and fathers in socializing children and building the community," and Sissela Bok on the media's influence in shaping the public perception...

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/178244.pdf
View Resource Prison Diaries

This collaborative effort between National Public Radio (NPR) and Picture Projects offers an intimate portrait of the US criminal justice system, involving inmates, legal and law enforcement professionals, victims, and families. This site is the homepage for a new series from the producer of the acclaimed Teenage Diaries radio series. The Prison Diaries series is based on audio journals kept by...

http://www.radiodiaries.org/tag/prison-diaries/
View Resource Beyond Reason: The Death Penalty and Offenders with Mental Retardation

Released by Human Rights Watch, this report examines the recent history of capital punishment of mentally retarded offenders in the United States, offering "the first comprehensive human rights-based analysis of such executions." The report reveals that 25 US states still permit the execution of offenders with mental retardation and that at least 35 such offenders have been executed since 1976....

https://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/ustat/
View Resource In the Spotlight: Drug Courts

This spotlight feature from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a helpful primer and reference resource on drug courts. Although they differ by jurisdiction, drug courts share the common goal of reducing recidivism through supervised treatment and rehabilitation rather than prison terms. At the site, visitors will find a summary of drug courts which links to a number of related...

https://www.ncjrs.gov/spotlight/drug_courts/summary.html
View Resource 360degrees: Perspectives on the US Criminal Justice System

This collaborative effort between National Public Radio (NPR) and Picture Projects offers an intimate portrait of the US criminal justice system, involving inmates, legal and law enforcement professionals, victims, and families. This site features two stories, but also offers a number of photos, additional audio commentary, transcripts, and background information. Other resources include a...

https://picture-projects.com/project/360-degrees-perspective...
View Resource The Sentencing Project

The Sentencing Project "is an independent source of criminal justice policy analysis as well as data and program information for the public and policy-makers." The Website provides a wealth of information including a weekly update of news with links to relevant reports and Websites, summaries of the project's policy reports and a form for ordering the complete reports, selected free reports such...

http://www.sentencingproject.org/
View Resource NORC: Criminal Justice

Since NORC at the University of Chicago was founded in 1941, the independent research organization has been collecting data and developing analytic tools to inform public policy on a range of topics, from economics to education to sustainability. This special section on Criminal Justice offers readers access to some of NORC's most notable work, for, as the site mentions, "A fair and effective...

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http://www.norc.org/Research/Topics/Pages/society,-media,-an...
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