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Civil Rights and Police Accountability

Government Websites

For a more complete list of federal criminal justice agencies, please consult the list of Federal Criminal Justice Agencies from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University.

Government Reports

  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service - "a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide."
  • General Accountability Office (GAO) Reports (1995- ) - "GAO is known as 'the investigative arm of Congress' and 'the congressional watchdog.' GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people." Most GAO reports are done at the request of members of Congress.
  • Congressional Research Service Reports (CRS Reports) - The Congressional Research Service is the research arm of the Library of Congress and provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. The reports are not readily accessible to the research community, but a few websites have been collecting them and making them accessible:
    • Open CRS
    • CRS Reports - online collection created by the Thurgood Marshall Library, University of Maryland
    • CRS Reports - online collection created by the University of North Texas Library
    • The Library has some CRS Reports in print. Search the catalog by author: Library of Congress Congressional Research Service.
    • There's also an index: A Guide to Major Studies and Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service (Call No.: Z1223.A1 G81, Regenstein Library, 1st Floor Reference Collection), which covers from 1916-1974.

Research Institute Reports

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