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Finding Web Information
Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Is the information sought very specific? If so, a search engine is the best search tool to use with keywords to describe the exact information need. Unsure or looking for more general information on a topic? Start with a subject directory and search broad topics. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web.
Recommended Web Sources
Bureau of Justice Statistics
BJS is a federal agency that collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. A prime source for statistics.
Crime in the U.S. 2014 - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Crime in the U.S. by offense, by region, by State, by local agency
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
US Department of Justice site that provides information on corrections, crime prevention, statistics, and substance abuse.
Publications--California Department of Justice
Publications and statistics on crime, crime prevention, and legal issues in California, plus calendar of events.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States.
San Francisco Police Department Crime Maps
GIS mapping of crime incidences in San Francisco.
State of California Department of Justice Crime Data
Office of the Attorney General's clearinghouse for analysis and reporting of crime statistical data in California.
Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
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