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This guide highlights Credo content related to US Criminal Justice. Visit each tab to find Credo Topic Pages and additional content around a particular subject area.
Useful Criminal Justice Websites
Uniform Crime Reporting - FBI
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation. The program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet the need for reliable uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.
NCVS - National Crime Victimizations Survey
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) series, previously called the National Crime Survey (NCS), has been collecting data on personal and household victimization since 1973. An ongoing survey of a nationally representative sample of residential addresses, the NCVS is the primary source of information on the characteristics of criminal victimization and on the number and types of crimes not reported to law enforcement authorities. It provides the largest national forum for victims to describe the impact of crime and characteristics of violent offenders. Twice each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of roughly 49,000 households comprising about 100,000 persons on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The survey is administered by the U.S. Census Bureau (under the U.S. Department of Commerce) on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (under the U.S. Department of Justice).
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Useful Paralegal Websites
- www.nala.org - This is the website of the National Association of Legal Assistants, which provides professional development, continuing education, and certification opportunities for novice and experienced paralegals.
- www.la-paralegals.org/ - This is the website of the Louisiana State Paralegals Association, which is associated with NALA and offers the Louisiana Certified Paralegal certificate.
- www.paralegals.org - This is the website of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, which is a policy-oriented national association of paralegals that offers paralegal certification and continuing education opportunities.
- www.brparalegals.com - This is the website of the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association, which is affiliated with NFPA and offers student and professional memberships.
- www.nopa.onefireplace.com - This is the website of the New Orleans Paralegal Association, which is affiliated with NFPA and offers student and professional memberships.
- www.lasc.org - This is the website for the Louisiana Supreme Court, which provides a variety of legal and court information for the state of Louisiana.
- www.lsba.org/goto/careercenteralljobs - This page is the job search engine for the Louisiana State Bar Association's website.
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