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Resources by Topic: Criminal justice system

Perspectives on Civil Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases: The Rural and Urban Divide
Discusses the barriers to getting restraining orders for rural and urban domestic violence victims.
Author(s): Nikki Hawkins
Citation: NIJ Journal, 266
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Justice
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Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4)
Report to Congress regarding the rate of child abuse and neglect nationwide. Includes data and statistics of distribution of abuse and neglect by demographics, income and education level, perpetrator characteristics, and geographic location. Also includes resources to recognize and find treatment for victims.
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak, Jane Mettenburg, Monica Basena, et al.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Rural Crime and Policing in American Indian Communities
Examines crime and policing in Indian communities, including the historical development of Indian tribal policy. Identifies major factors limiting implementation of effective police forces in Indian communities.
Author(s): L. Edward Wells, David N. Falcone
Citation: Southern Rural Sociology, 23(2), 199-225
Date: 2008
Type: Document
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Crime in the United States by Population Group, 2017
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan, non-metro, and suburban areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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Crime in the United States by Population Group, 2016-2017
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan, non-metro, and suburban areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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The Opportunity Atlas
Interactive mapping tool that provides estimates for children's future earnings, incarceration rates, and other outcomes in adulthood by parental income, race, and gender by census tract. For some low population census tracts, there may be insufficient data to allow for all features.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Brown University, Harvard University, U.S. Census Bureau
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Crime in the United States by Community Type, 2015
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan and non-metro areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors
Summary of a survey by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) which focused on the challenges faced by prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers in rural communities. Includes examples of practices that have overcome these challenges and additional resources for community members as well as those working with limited staff.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), U.S. Department of Justice
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ICPSR: Find and Analyze Data
A searchable collection of data, research studies, and publications on topics related to social and behavioral sciences. Most data sources included are public-use files with no access restrictions. Includes data from rural studies, as well as data sources that include rural-focused variables.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: ICPSR
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