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-Spencer L. Simons, former Director, O'Quinn Law Library and Associate Professor of Law
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
New Inventory of Criminal Justice Datasets
Yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation announced the launch of
the Hall of Justice, a new inventory of publicly available criminal justice
datasets.Currently, it contains
information about and links to almost 10,000 datasets and research documents about
every state and the federal government.The
inventory includes information from both government and academic sources.It covers a number of categories including
Corrections, Courts, Crime, Financial, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement,
Victims, and Miscellaneous (covering Data Accessibility, Guns, Indian Country
Justice System, Military Justice System, and State-Specific Topics).
You can search for data in a few different
ways.You can browse by jurisdiction or
by category and subcategory.You can
also do a keyword search for relevant datasets.Once you have your results, the list can be filtered in other ways
including by author group, by sector (such as government, nonprofit, or private),
and by how the information can be accessed.The information in the inventory was collected between September 2014
and October 2015.