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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Sunlight Foundation’s Criminal Justice Data Inventory
The Sunlight Foundation has undertaken a project to create a
free inventory of federal and state criminal justice data.The inventory provides information regarding
where researchers can find the data on the internet (if available) as well as the
time period the data covers, whether it has been updated recently, and how
often is it updated.The inventory also
includes information regarding whether the data is from a government, private,
or non-profit entity and the name of the entity.
Currently, the inventory contains information about criminal
justice topics for 36 states (including Texas), the District of Columbia and the federal
government, but they plan to expand the information to all 50 states soon.The data is available for a number of topics
including Law Enforcement, Crime, Courts, Corrections, Victims, Financial, and