The following links may be of interest:

Criminal Justice System descriptions

Bureau of Justice Statistics Flowchart
(flowchart and description of steps in the criminal justice process)

FSU - Sequence of Events in the Criminal Justice System

Stages in the Adult Criminal Justice Process
(detailed description with emphasis on Alaska)

Glossary of Criminal Justice Terms
(definitions of key terms in the criminal justice process prepared for victims in Colorado)

State of New Jersey Judiciary - The Criminal Justice Process
(easy to read descriptions with highlighted terms)


Smart Sentencing
(Oregon judge's website about sentencing alternatives and their effectiveness)

Bureau of Justice Statistics - Sentencing Statistics
(sentencing statistics)

United States Sentencing Commission Homepage