OOOOThe Department of Justice


The official site.
Antitrust Division
Justice actions concerning corporate antitrust violations. See "Antitrust Case Filings" and "Public Documents".
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Begin with "Regulations" and "Statistics" (somewhat out of date).
Bureau of Justic Statistics
Noteverything is up do date. More stats at National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Civil Division
Essentially the executive's legal staff who defend it and bring suit on its behalf.
Civil Rights Division
Responsible for enforcing federal laws against discrimination. Report civil rights and liberties violations here. (By the way, if the stature of divisions in a department can be judged by the relative quality of their web pages, the CRD is the redheaded stepchild of the DOJ.)
Criminal Division
Responsible for enforcing all federal laws not assigned elsewhere.
Departmental Ethics Office
Read the code.
Drug Enforcement Administration
We find it interesting that the last time we visited this site, in January 08, the headline was SpikeTV's "unscripted" reality show, "DEA". Other than that, the DEA id responsible for both interdiction and prevention.
Environment & Natural Resources Division
Enforces laws regarding pollution, public lands, Native Americans and wildlife, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the "Superfund".
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Reviews and interprets laws regarding immigration, as well as conducts immigration court proceedings and administrative reviews of individual cases. Recent rulings are available through the 'Virtual Law Library'.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The "Site Map" located at the bottom of the page is clear and comprehensive.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Research and reports on crime, prevention and punishment.
National Institute of Justice
The DOJ's research and evaluation arm.
Office of the Attorney General
Includes statements, speeches and testimony.
Office of Information and Privacy
Includes FOIA information.
Office of the Inspector General
Evaluates, monitors and investigates DOJ activities. Includes reports.
National Security Division
The Division, created by the Patriot Act reauthorization in 2006, consists of the Counterterrorism and Counterespionage Sections; the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review; and a new Law and Policy Office. Incidentally, it is the OIPR which prepares and files applications for surveillance under FISA and which advises other agencies on the legality of their own surveillance work. You will find nothing on its page.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Office of Justice Programs
Publications involving crime prevention and statistics, drug control, violence against women and homeland security.
Office of Legal Counsel
Responsible for writing Attorney General's legal opinions. There is a list of memoranda and opinions, but judging by the fact that only one is given for 2006, it is hardly exhaustive.
Office of Legal Policy
A "focal point" for developing and coordinating DOJ legal policy. Except for occasional testimony and general laws and regulations, there is little of actual policy available on line.
Office of the Solicitor General
The SG represents the Executive to the Supreme Court. There are lists of recent briefs and filings.
Publications and Reports
Includes budgets and other miscellaneous items.
Sourcebook on Criminal Justice Statistics
Compendium published annually in November.
Tax Division
Investigates and prosecutes federal tax crimes.
United States Attorneys
Individual offices list some press releases describing cases, though not all are available or up to date.