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NCJRS offers wealth of information

Jan 06, 20042 mins

* Criminal justice resource available

As I was looking through the latest catalog of publications from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), it occurred to me that many readers would benefit from the resources freely available from this agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The NCJRS was created by the National Institute of Justice in 1972 and has become “one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal justice in the world,” according to its own description. In particular, I draw readers’ attention to the section of the NCJRS Web site dealing with white collar crime:

Readers may find the following titles particularly interesting:

* National White Collar Crime Center: Helping America Fight Economic Crime (3/2002)

* Information for Victims and Witnesses Who Report Fraud Crimes (2001)

* Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities: A Handbook for Fraud Victims Participating in the Federal Criminal Justice System (1998)

* Telemarketing Fraud Prevention, Public Awareness, and Training Activities (1998)

A complete list of topics is at

You can register to receive information by e-mail about new titles in selected topics by filling out a form at:

Some of the choices likely to be particularly interesting to readers are:

* Crime prevention.

* Criminal history records/privacy and security.

* Domestic preparedness/terrorism.

* Forensics.

* Information systems.

* Law enforcement.

* White-collar crime.

Finally, one of the NCJRS staffers very kindly wrote to me saying, “We have a response center with experienced staff available to answer questions, gather resources, and provide referrals. Anyone can contact us at 800-851-3420 or e-mail us at”

In summary, the NCJRS offers a wide range of resources for anyone interested in any aspect of crime prevention, forensics, and prosecution of crime.