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Sociology: Deviance (Crime): Home

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Crime stats (international, national, state, local)

Patterns of crime

Specific Crime (violent crime, white collar crime, etc…)

Juvenile delinquency

Punishment

Punishment v. rehabilitation

Crime and drug use

Crime and mental illness

Capital punishment

Crime and a specific demographic group (i.e. race)

Hate crime

Crime Prevention

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National, State and Local Crime Statistics

360 Degrees: Perspectives on the U.S. Criminal Justice System (SIRS)

       http://bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=31

       http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats

       http://www.goccp.maryland.gov/msac/crime-statistics.php

       http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/poltmpl.asp?url=/content/pol/media/crimestats.asp

 

Mental Illness and Crime 

·         www.nami.org

·         http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Issue_Spotlights&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=60725

 

Hate Crime

·         http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/hate_crimes

·         http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/hate-crimes-law/c/adl-approach-hate-crimes-laws.html

 

Drug Use and Crime

·         http://www.ncadd.org/index.php/for-youth/drugs-and-crime/230-alcohol-drugs-and-crime

 

Juvenile Justice System

·         http://www.djs.state.md.us/

·         http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/stats/

 

Death Penalty

       http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/documents/FactSheet.pdf

       http://www.amnesty.org/en/death-penalty

       http://www.aclu.org/capital-punishment

       http://www.goccp.maryland.gov/capital-punishment/documents/death-penalty-commission-final-report.pdf

       http://www.people-press.org/2012/01/06/continued-majority-support-for-death-penalty/

       http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/15/maryland-death-penalty/1989977/

        http://www.cbsnews.com/2741-202_162-976.html