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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the U.S. Department of Justice is a major source of data and information concerning crime, sentencing, and inmates. Correctional Populations in the United States, 1998 (2002) summarizes information on inmates in the nation's jails and prisons. Other valuable BJS publications include: Capital Punishment, 2003 (2004); Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2002 (2004); Education and Correctional Population (2003); Felony Sentences in State Courts 2002 (2004); Hepatitis Testing and Treatment in State Prisons (2004); HIV in Prisons and Jails 2002 (2004); Jails in Indian Country, 2002 (2003); Juveniles in Adult Prisons and Jails: A National Assessment (2000); Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2003 (2004); Prisoners in 2003 (2004); Probation and Parole in the United States, 2003 (2004); and Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from Prison in 1994 (2003). The BJS also produced the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 2002 (2004), with the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center, State University of New York, Albany.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) researches criminal issues and publishes the National Institute of Justice Journal, whose article "Can Telemedicine Reduce Spending and Improve Prisoner Health Care?" (April 1999) was cited in this publication. The NIJ publication Correctional Boot Camps: Lessons from a Decade of Research (2003) was also valuable.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crime in the United States—2003 (2004) provides the latest arrest statistics and crime rates and is an essential resource for those interested in studying crime across the country.
The U.S. government's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), an excellent resource on juvenile justice, produced Juvenile Arrests 2002 (2004); Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report (1999); Juvenile Offenders in Residential Placement: 1997–1999 (2002); Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2000: Selected Findings (2002); and OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (2002).
Information Plus thanks the U.S. Census Bureau for numerous population studies, including Profile of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2000 (2001) as well as information contained in the Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2004–05 (2005).
Other sources include: Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons, Bureau of Justice Assistance (2001); Recidivism Report: Inmates Released from Florida Prisons, July 1995 to June 2001, Florida Department of Corrections (2003); and Disease Profile of Texas Prison Inmates, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2002). Information Plus is also thankful for the valuable data presented in the United States Sentencing Commission's publication 2004 Federal Sentencing Guideline Manual (2004). Also very useful were the data from the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook 2004 published in 2004.