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Government Documents - Department of Justice: Department of Justice

Guide to publications of the Department of Justice, including crime, prisons, crime scene investigation, offender treatment, law enforcement, and related topics.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) was created in 1870. It is headed by the Attorney General (AG) of the United States, an office which has existed since 1789. The AG represents the United States in legal actions. The DOJ includes agencies responsible for investigating federal crimes, combating terrorism, managing federal prisons, and collecting statistics about crimes.

The Government Documents Collection has extensive holdings of documents by and about the DOJ. Our print holdings of DOJ publications are fully cataloged, although microfiche is not. Series include:

Annual report of the Attorney General of the United States (J 1.1:)

Sourcebook of criminal justice statistics (historical) (J 1.42/3:)

We have a number of congressional hearings, reports, and documents concerning the DOJ. You can search for these in ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required) and U.S. Congressional Serial Set (UHM login required) . Please ask a librarian for assistance in locating the hearings, reports, and documents in our collection. You can also find general publications, pamphlets, handbooks, and guides to many DOJ programs and functions.

Photographs of people using metal detector wands

Hand-held metal detectors for use in concealed weapon and contraband detection

Report of the Department of Justice Task Force to Review the FBI Martin Luther King, Jr. Security and Assassination Investigations

Drawing of African American workers

New minority enterprises

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