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Contemporary Problems in Corrections

Basic Data Sources

Statista integrates statistical data from over 80,000 topics in areas such as business, education, finance, media, politics, society, and technology. Statista gathers data from over 18,000 sources, including market reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. The reports, charts, infographics, and statistics found in the database can be downloaded in Excel, PDF, PNG, or PowerPoint formats or embedded in web pages. Rutgers-restricted Access
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
The basic databook for U.S. national-level statistics.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1878-2012
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to data from more than 70 organizational sources. Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century. Rutgers-restricted Access

Criminal Justice Data

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics: Section 6
Wide array of cumulated data up to 2012. Statistics on persons on probation and parole, jails and jail inmates, characteristics of State and Federal prison populations, juveniles in custody, prisoners with HIV, persons serving a military prison sentence, prisoners serving a death sentence, and prisoners executed.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The primary source for U.S. criminal justice data.
2021 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics
Annual report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission. This Sourcebook contains descriptive statistics on the application of the federal sentencing guidelines and provides selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data. Previous Sourcebooks (1996-2000) also available.
Recidivism and Reentry
Data and reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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