These links will be helpful in Intro to Law, Government, Economics, Political Science, Mock Trial and Constitutional Law. They will also be helpful for Youth & Government.
Criminal Justice Project
Oregon Department of Justice– specific reports and statistics on Oregon prison issues.
Oregon Chapter, American Civil Liberties Union–National group dedicated to providing legal support for constitutional and civil rights issues. Local website focuses specifically on Oregon issues. Select “Issues” tab at top of site.
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) –National advocacy group focusing on the rights of African Americans. This link takes you directly to their criminal justice page.
Southern Poverty Law Center–This group focuses on issues primarily in the deep south. On their “Our Issues” page they offer links to articles AND recent court cases on a wide variety of Constitutional issues, from children’s rights to mass incarceration to economic equity.
American Civil Liberties Union (National) Non-profit devoted to providing legal aid for constitutional issues. Check out the “Issues” tab.
Oregon Partnership for Safety and Justice –Advocacy group working for prison reform.
Oregon Crime Victims’ Law Center– Dedicated to advocating for crime victims to ensure their independent voices are heard and their legal rights are protected. This page takes you to news articles dealing with victim’s rights.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service– Federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. For advanced data base users, but good stuff
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention– research tools for students! Wow.
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book– Look at drop down menu for data sets
Human Rights Watch. An excellent in-depth account of how “race defines the problem” for who is arrested and for how long–with specific concern for drug charges and punishment in the United States.
Justice Learning See the Democracy Glossary
Supreme Court Decision Summaries-by issue