May 20, 2022

New Initiative: Sunlight Foundation Begins Inventory of Federal and State Criminal Justice Data

From the Sunlight Foundation:

As part of a new initiative, the Sunlight Foundation has begun amassing an inventory of public and privately-produced criminal justice data.

So far we have an inventory started with information from 26 states and the federal government. When we’re done, we’ll have an inventory of data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Ultimately, we plan to create a tool that allows people to search for data and provide information about datasets that will help guide their research.

Direct to Additional Info and Spreadsheet to Review What Sunlight Has Collected So Far
The spreadsheet includes a direct link to access the data from the primary source.

The complete spreadsheet is also available as a Google Doc.

See Also: Methodology and Data Dictionary

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