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Career Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics) This website discusses a multitude of job types, including those that are available for someone that has a degree in Criminal Justice or a related field. It defines the natiure of the job, wages, job outlook, and more.  is a briefer version of the resource mentioned above.

Office of Justice Programs Newsroom

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.

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Community Policing & Neighborhood Crime Statistics

CrimeReports is a near real-time source for both official crime data and sex offender information, giving you access to information from over 700 participating law enforcement agencies across North America and sex offender data for all 50 States.

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Finding State and Local Government Resources in your area

Are you looking for information on a specific state, such as the Colorado Department of Corrections or the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission? The State and Local Government portal is a good place to find these resources and more. The site covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia (Federal Government resources). It includes links to State Boards, State Commissions, and Local/City government resources.

Regional, State and Local Resources


Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Located in Chicago, IL. This association was founded in 1977. It's "goal is to foster better communication and collaboration among criminal justice researchers, academics, and practitioners within the Midwestern United States and beyond." They are affiliated with the national organization,Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. They also sponsor the publication of the Journal of Crime and Justice


Office of Criminal Justice Services and Traffic Safety Established by the Ohio Revised Codes - this State of Ohio website is the lead Criminal Justice planning agency in Ohio.

Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI&I) Part of the Ohio Attorney General's Office that aids police departments all over the state of Ohio in their investigations. 

Criminal Justice Resource Center at The Ohio State University
Conducts research on crime/delinquency and justice issues. Major collaborative research and outreach projects include the:
Historical Violence Database
Institute for Excellence in Justice
Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice-Network

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