Outside Sources for Research

Faculty, staff, and students can obtain publications and data from these sources for research:

How to increase trust and legitimacy between police and the community

How to improve policing and address police misconduct

Research Summary from the Crime & Justice Research Alliance

Surveys of Black Americans, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

  • The Roper Center has identified and is making available their all public opinion surveys of Black Americans from 1945 – 2020 in the Roper data archive. Also available are more than 8 decades of public opinion data on how the U.S. public views Black America.

The Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD) at ICPSR

  • This center has a focus on data for comparative analysis of issues affecting racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)

  • Archives and disseminates data on crime and justice for secondary analysis

National Criminal Justice Reference Service [Database]

  • Database contains summaries of more than 150,000 publications on criminal justice, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online [Database]

  • Over 10,000 tables displaying statistical data from over 2,500 public and private agencies, academic institutions, research organizations, public opinion polling firms, and other groups.

Legal Resources in the Database Library at UW-Madison.

Law-related Library Resources Guides at UW-Madison.

UW-Madison Law Library

  • Law Building
    975 Bascom Mall
    Phone: (608) 262-1128
    Reference Desk: 608-262-3394
    Email: asklawref (at) law.wisc.edu


  • Information system to monitor the state of well being, diversity, opportunity and equity for U.S. children

Pew Research Center

  • A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) offers Methodology Courses on race, ethnicity, diversity and equity.

These courses have been offered by ICPSR in their summer program.  Check their website for upcoming availability.

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology I
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology II
  • Quantitative Methods to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion