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Organizations and Associations
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Advocacy group that focuses on Constitutional rights issues, primarily First Amendment, equal protection, and due process.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Investigative law enforcement agency. Website is useful for sex offender registry index and crime statistics.
National District Attorneys Association
Advocacy group for prosecutors. Researchers will find their Publications tab useful (as an added bonus, many of the publications are free).
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
At over a century in existence, NLADA is a non-profit devoted to getting legal services for persons who cannot afford a lawyer. Researchers should check out the E-Library topical index: http://www.nlada.org/Defender/Defender_Library/document_browse
The Innocence Project
Advocacy group dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted. The "News and Resources" section provides a wealth of resources, particularly the "Reports and Publications" sub-heading.
The Sentencing Project
Promotes reforms for fairness in sentencing.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Website is administered by the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice, and contains resources regarding justice and drug-related information to aid research and policy development.