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  • Where can I learn about my rights when being questioned by the police?
    Information on your rights when you are being questioned by the police is available on the Know Your... Read More
    Last Updated: March 25, 2014

  • How long can suspects be detained by police before charges have to be filed?
    Information on the length of time police can hold a suspect before filing charges is available on th... Read More
    Last Updated: March 25, 2014

  • What is "excited delirium" and where can I learn more about this topic?
    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-sponsored grant report Physiological Model of Excited Deliri... Read More
    Last Updated: September 21, 2012

  • Where can I find crime rates ranked by State?
    Each year, with the release of its Crime in the United States (CIUS) report, the Federal Bureau of I... Read More
    Last Updated: December 21, 2010

  • Which States have the highest crime rate?
    Each year, with the release of its Crime in the United States (CIUS) report, the Federal Bureau of I... Read More
    Last Updated: December 21, 2010

  • Have studies been conducted on New York City's "stop and frisk" policy?
    The RAND Corporation conducted a study of New York City's "stop and frisk" policy in 2007 titled, A... Read More
    Last Updated: April 14, 2015

  • How many rape offenses known to police are cleared by arrest?
    Rape clearance statistics are available in the Federal Bureau of Investigation report, Crime in the... Read More
    Last Updated: November 23, 2011

  • Can I order the “I Speak…Language Identification Guide” from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)?
    The I Speak…Language Identification Guide from BJA is out of print and no longer available to order ... Read More
    Last Updated: March 14, 2012

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