Forcing Our Blues into Gray Areas: Local Police and Federal Immigration Enforcement, a Legal Guide for Advocates
Appleseed's report outlines the legal history behind local enforcement of federal immigration laws, and outlines why an increase in this activity is a bad public policy decision.
American Justice Through Immigrants'Eyes
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund
According to this report draconian immigration laws enacted in 1996 have destroyed the lives of immigrants and their American families, and have undermined our notions of justice and fair play in the process.
Targets of Suspicion: The Impact of Post-9/11 Policies on Muslims, Arabs and South Asians in the United States
Paul M. Sherer
American Immigration Council
Interviews conducted with attorneys, community groups and registrants themselves indicate that the deportations and heightened immigration scrutiny resulting from NSEERS and other post-9/11 policies have d widespread fear, stress and alienation in the nation’s Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities.
Connecting the Dots for a Proactive Approach (PDF)
Matthew C. Scheider, Robert E. Chapman and Michael Seelman
Community Oriented Policing Services
Argues that community policing is an important resource for preparing and responding to acts of terrorism. Explores how to harness the power of community policing to secure the homeland.
A Year of Loss: Reexamining Civil Liberties Since September 11
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
This report shows that the U.S. government's mode of operations in the year after September 11 has been at odds with core American and international human rights principles.
Principles of Good Policing: Avoiding Violence Between Police and Citizens (PDF)
U.S. Department of Justice
Set of guiding principles that should govern police work in the community.
Respecting Diversity: Responding to Underserved Victims of Crime
Office for Victims of Crime
Provides specific practices and considerations that will help victim assistance professionals provide appropriate services to crime victims of various cultures.
National Crime Victimization Survey 2000
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Crime victimization rates among Hispanic and Asian residents.
Survivors of Politically Motivated Torture: A Large, Growing, and Invisible Population Among Crime Victims.
Center for Victims of Torture
Helps providers identify the special needs of torture survivors and explore ideas for potential collaborations among victim service organizations.
Illegal Aliens in Federal, State, and Local Criminal Justice Systems
Rebecca L. Clark and Scott A. Anderson
The Urban Institute
Describes the characteristics of illegal aliens in the criminal justice system at federal, state, and local levels.
Immigrant Populations as Victims: Toward a Multicultural Criminal Justice System
National Institute for Justice
Reports on a national assessment program survey which indicated among other findings that most law enforcement officials agreed that recent immigrants report crimes less frequently than other victims.