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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.

About the agency

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.

Electronic/internet resources

Our holdings

The Government Documents Collection has extensive holdings of documents by and about the DOJ. 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.

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