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Criminal Justice

Government Publications

Government Publications Relating to Criminal Justice

Various government agencies publish copious amounts of dependable information.  All are indexed by 

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USA.gov is an interagency product administered by USAGov (formerly the Federal Citizen Information Center), a division of the U.S. General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service. It got its start when Internet entrepreneur Eric Brewer, whose early research was funded by the Department of Defense, offered to donate a powerful search engine to government. That gift helped accelerate the government's earlier work to create a government-wide portal.

 

Searching tips:

 

Use quotation marks to search for words you want to appear together:   "body armor"
Indicate the format you want the information to be in (e.g. pdf, mp3, etc... pdf
Indicate a type of information resource report
Eliminate words you don't want -testing

Sample search to find published reports about body armor that are not about testing body armor.

"body armor" report -testing  pdf

How to cite a government publication:

Treat a government document as a book, report, or brochure:

      Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. OR Government Name. Name of
            Government Agency. (Year). Title: Subtitle (Report No. xxx [if available])Place of
            Publication: Publisher.