Federal and State Cases, Laws, Statutes, and Regulations
Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL): the compilation of Michigan laws in force, arranged without alteration, under appropriate headings and titles, and available in full-text. The MCL includes Public Acts enacted by the Michigan Legislature, the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, and Executive Reorganization Orders issued by the governor. For help, see their Help Page with tutorials and FAQs about the MLC as well as contact information for further information and help.
Michigan Judicial Institute: education office of the Michigan Supreme Court, State Court Administrative Office. Includes court rules and procedures, legal statutes, as well as publications and online learning resources.
Oyez: a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law. A multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone.
U.S. Government Publishing Office (govinfo): free, public access to official publications from Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of government. For more info and search help, go to the Help page. Collections include:
Crime Statistics, Reports, and Datasets
Sage Stats (library database): includes datasets that span all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as all counties, cities, and metropolitan statistical areas dating back more than 20 years. Topics covered include crime, social welfare, population, education, and more. For help, see their FAQs page.
Detroit Crime Viewer: Interactive crime map (currently in beta phase) that shows where and when crimes were committed. Crimes are color-coded and it displays location, arrest category, report number, and charge description of incidents that happened within city limits. Users can filter results by date and crime, crime type, and also select location by police precincts, zip codes, neighborhoods, council districts, or by searching the interactive map.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data: includes over 2,600 curated studies and datasets. It includes several large-scale and well-known datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), and the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). For help, see their FAQs and User Support contact page.
PEW Social and Demographic Trends: Datasets from studies of behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives. Includes datasets on Hispanic immigration attitudes and trends from the PEW Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project.
ICPSR (Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Sciences Research): maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. ICPSR is a unit within the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and its office is in Ann Arbor. UM-Dearborn is one of ICPSR's 760 member institutions. Check out their Overview & Mission page for more information.