The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 600 tables from more than 100 sources. Last updated in 2013.
Provides information regarding the federal death penalty system since the enactment of the first modern capital punishment statute in 1988. The survey explains the Department of Justice's internal decision-making process for deciding whether to seek the death penalty in individual cases, and presents statistical information focusing on the racial/ethnic and geographic distribution of defendants and their victims. Published 9/12/2000.
Includes information on the age, race, and gender of the offender, and the county in which the crime occurred. For many of the offenders it also includes information about the crime leading to the death sentence as well as information about the co-defendants if any and the victim(s).
Provides information about capital case representation and Innocence Project locations across the country. Also includes links to a number of relevant resources, including information about Supreme Court decisions, counsel and representation, and legal defense agencies.
Includes a timeline of important court cases and legal milestones since 1972, a breakdown of 15 major religious groups' views on the subject, public opinion polls, and state-by-state statistics. The Research Center describes itself as a “nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization” and states that it does not take positions on policy debates.
The Texas After Violence Project is an independent narrative and human rights project focusing on the causes and effects of serious violence and human rights violations; criminal investigation and legal processes; incarceration; and executions.