Produced by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 contains information on suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system. The report provides data on the number of persons arrested, investigated, convicted, and sentenced for a violation of federal law, along with the number of offenders under federal correctional supervision at the pretrial and postconviction stages. In addition, the bulletin describes case outcomes, including percent prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced by type of sanction.
Federal law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies contributed the data as a part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Federal Justice Statistics Program. Specifically, material witness, immigration, and weapons were the fastest growing arrest offenses during the period between 1995 and 2005. Also, in 2005, immigration (27 percent) was the most prevalent arrest offense followed by drug (24 percent) and supervision violations (17 percent). Additional information about the report (NCJ 220383) is available at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's Web site, http://www.ncjrs.gov.
Policing Terrorism: An Executive's Guide
Designed by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, this manual can help police leaders, sheriffs, and other senior executives meet the challenges involved in countering the threat of terrorism. Offering 50 briefs that focus on terrorism prevention and preparedness, Policing Terrorism: An Executive's Guide provides information on the essential components of a counterterrorism plan, such as developing intelligence on terrorist threats, identifying and protecting major targets, and expanding disaster-response capabilities. The document can prove particularly relevant for law enforcement agencies that may have limited resources to devote to terrorism prevention and response. Readers can access the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's Web site, http://www.ncjrs.gov, for additional information concerning the guide (NCJ 224516).
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|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2009|
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