Justice Statistics: An Extended Look at Crime in the United States 2022

Bernan. 7 ed. Nov. 2022. 516p. ed. by Shana Hertz Hattis. ISBN 9781636710761. pap. $104. REF
Hattis (Crime in the United States) updates this work with the annual crime reports for 2020 and 2021 (when applicable), compiled from the U.S. Department of Justice, its subsidiaries, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the FBI. The book integrates 12 key reports that fall under the general topic of justice, and it provides a nationwide view of criminal activity for 2020. There are 11 sections with statistical tables and figures that both highlight the data and explain the methodologies used. Readers are cautioned about comparing this data to previous years due to COVID restrictions. There are URLs for those who want to access additional information on particular topics. In this book, many subjects have data broken down by states and cities, and some are analyzed by race. Researchers will need to evaluate the degree to which this data may be skewed and limited, given current events and the link between law enforcement and the unjustified targeting of people of color, and other types of prejudice, profiling, and discrimination.
VERDICT A gold mine for researchers seeking data on crimes. The price should not deter libraries that have strong criminal justice and sociology collections as well as legal libraries. For those libraries that have the previous editions, this update is a must.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing