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This is a general alphabetical listing of publications available from the Attorney General's Office. Select Crime and Violence Prevention or Criminal Statistics for a separate list of publications in these issue areas.

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GENERAL PUBLICATIONS AND FORMS

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act Task Force Report (2004) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 147k 65 pg]
Established by Penal Code section 11174.4, the CANRA Task Force reviewed the state Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and issued this report on the value of the Child Abuse Central Index in protecting children and provides various recommendations for changes.

2002 Organized Crime in California - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 447k 55pg]
A legislatively mandated report describing the criminal activities of organized crime groups, gangs, criminal extremists, and terrorists in California.

A Look At Growing Meth Drug Problem
Maps of recent methamphetamine lab seizures depict the problem.

Antitrust Enforcement in California (2001) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 35k 2pg]
Highlights antitrust laws and other relevant background information to help consumers better understand the sometimes complex nature of antitrust violations.

Applicant Live Scan (spring/summer 1998) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 299k 26pg]
Presents a brief overview of what Applicant Live Scan is and how the system for the electronic submission of fingerprints and automated background check works.

Applicant Live Scan Contact List - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 88k 33pg]
Lists locations county by county and the hours of operation for Applicant Live Scan services of the California Department of Justice.

Asset Forfeiture Annual Report 2002 - Adobe PDF icon Intro. & Stats. [PDF 924k 25pg]  Counties [PDF 786k 441pg]
Required by state law, the annual report provides information on all forfeitures of assets from illegal drug activities initiated throughout the state during calendar year 2002. The report also includes the number of cases for which forfeiture was ordered or declared, the value of assets and recipients of forfeited assets.

Attorney General's Civil Rights Commission: Reporting Hate Crimes (2001) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 152k 46 pg]
This report by the Attorney General's Civil Rights Commission on Hate Crimes makes various findings and outlines 16 recommendations to improve the reporting of hate crimes in local communities, in schools and by law enforcement agencies. In preparing the report, members of the Commission visited nearly two dozen diverse communities throughout California. The Commission heard from various members of the community, including students, seniors, people with disabilities, parents and working families.

Attorney Generalís Energy White Paper: A Law Enforcement Perspective on the California Energy Crisis April 2004. - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 1.2 mb 90 pages]
Report Front Cover [ 117k/ 1 page ] Report Back Cover [1.5 MB/ 1 page]
This report examines the breakdown in the stateís deregulated energy market from a law enforcement perspective and provides recommendations for improving and protecting consumers in deregulated energy markets.

Attorney General's Report on Sponsored Legislation 1999 Through 2002.- Adobe PDF icon [PDF 172k 56 pg]
Summary of legislation sponsored by the Attorney General's Office.

Authorization For Youth Organizations/Human Resources Agencies (2003) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 1268k 19 pg]
Pursuant to Penal Code Section 11105.3: If your agency provides services for; children, elderly, mentally ill or handicapped you may apply to receive criminal history information. This does not apply to licensed agencies or staff.

Bagley-Keene Act (2002) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 184k 21pg]
Provides the complete text of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, as it appeared on January 1, 2002. The act governs notice and open meeting requirements for state agencies.

Brown Act Pamphlet (2003) - Adobe PDF icon Intro [PDF 818k 14pgs]  Main [PDF 403k 100pgs]
Provides a brief overview of the main provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act, which govern open meetings for local legislative bodies. This pamphlet is intended to assist local legislative bodies in complying with California's open meeting laws and to assist those who monitor the performance of legislative bodies.

California Firearms Law (2002) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 214k 62pg]
Provides information on California Firearms Laws, which includes amendments and additions to the California Penal Code and Welfare and Institutions Code.

California Task Force on Forensic Services Report. (2003) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 4,584k 124pg] View and Print by Chapters [suggested for dial-up modems].
The criminal justice system is relying increasingly on new technologies and other forensic science advances. This report by the Attorney General's Task Force on Forensic Sciences assesses the current status of California's crime laboratories and identifies steps that should be taken to ensure that the state has the capacity and expertise to delivery timely and accurate forensic services.

Charitable Contributions By Commercial Fundraisers-Summary 1998 - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 440k 96pg]
Provides an overview of the percentage of monies charities received from commercial fund-raisers for the reporting year 1997. Tables and graphic charts are included.

Charitable Contributions By Commercial Fundraisers (1999) - PDF Graphic [PDF 286k 91 pg]
Summarizes charitable contributions by commercial fund-raisers for the 1998 reporting period. The report includes information on California and federal laws that govern charities, charity reporting and fund-raising for charitable purposes.

Commercial Fundraiser Report - March 2001 - PDF Graphic[ PDF 517k 176 pg]
Provides an overview of the percentage of monies charities received from commercial fund-raisers for the reporting year 1999. Tables and charts are included.

Commercial Fundraiser Report - Supplemental Report - March 2001 - PDF Graphic[PDF 162k 33 pg]
Provides information to help Californians critically evaluate charitable solicitation of personal property. This is a supplement of the Charitable Contributions by Commercial Fundraisers released in 1999.

Charitable Contributions - Supplement Re: Donations of Personal Property -(1997)
Provides information to help Californians critically evaluate charitable solicitation of personal property. This is a supplement of the Charitable Contributions by Commercial Fundraisers released in 1997.

Charitable Contributions - Supplement Re: Donations of Personal Property -(1998) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 48k 17pg]
Provides information to help Californians critically evaluate charitable solicitation of personal property. This is a supplement of the Charitable Contributions by Commercial Fundraisers released in 1998.

Charitable Contributions - Supplement Re: Thrift Stores and Vehicle Donation Programs (1999) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 53K /17 pg]
Provides information to help Californians evaluate charitable solicitations of used personal property. The supplement deals specifically with Thrift Store and Vehicle Donation Programs in 1999.

Charities - Attorney General's Guide (October 1988) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 300k 79pg]
Provides practical information and answers to questions frequently asked about charities. This guide is intended to help volunteers and others who serve as directors, officers, or fund-raisers for nonprofit charitable organizations.

Commission on Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) (2002) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 1,120k 42pg]
This report by the Attorney General's Commission on Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) identifies seven important issues and makes numerous recommendations to improve public safety and law enforcement success in the use of SWAT.

Conflicts of Interest (1998)
Provides information to assist government officials in complying with California's conflict of interests laws and to assist the public and news media in understanding these laws so that conflict of interests situations can be monitored.

Dangerous Weapons Control Laws Index
Provides an index of current Dangerous Weapons Control Laws for the State of California. The index is supplied by the California Department of Justice Firearms Division.

Department of Justice-Directory of Services (2003) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 434k 134pg]
Lists the various services offered to state, local and federal agencies by the Division of Law Enforcement (DLE), Division of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS), and the Firearms Division.

DNA Forensic Technology Solving Crimes - The California Department of Justice operates the largest working DNA data bank in the country. Charts show crime-solving matches now averaging one "cold hit" a day.

Ethics Video Tape Response Form - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 4k 1pg]
Use this blank quiz form with the Ethics Orientation for State Officials video. The Ethics Orientation for State Officials video was designed to educate elected state officials, members of state boards, persons holding exempt appointments, executive directors, general counsel, and career executive appointments.

Gasoline Pricing in California: Final Report (2000)
This report by the Attorney General looks at gasoline pricing in the California marketplace and finds that a lack of competition and supply disruptions contributing to major price spikes that are likely to continue hitting consumers.

Guidelines for Access to Public Records
Provides information about obtaining public records. Included in the site are guidelines and procedures that need to be followed in order to request public records.

Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 842k 85pg]
Provides information on the legal rights of persons with disabilities. The handbook discusses both California and federal laws in order to get a complete picture of the law on a particular topic. This handbook updates Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities 1997.

List of Hard-Copy Publications and Order Form
Use this form to order hard copies of the most popular publications from the Department of Justice.

Missing Persons Quarterly Bulletin - Adobe PDF icon [PDF]
A quarterly publication of missing persons for which DOJ has received photographs. Especially valuable to schools, the categories include preschool, primary and secondary school age.

Nonprofit Raffle Program Report to the Legislature (December 2003) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 4.01m 90pg]
A legislatively mandated report on nonprofit raffle practices in California.

Organized Crime in California - 2001 - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 361k 55pg]
A legislatively mandated report describing the criminal activities of organized crime groups, gangs, criminal extremists, and terrorists in California.

Petris Center Report on Nonprofit Hospital Closures Adobe PDF icon[PDF 256k 25pg]
Commissioned by the Attorney General, this report, "California's Closed Hospitals, 1995-2000," provides the first close look at hospital closures statewide. The study by the recently created Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, focuses on reasons for the hospital closures, distribution of the closed facilities and the characteristics of the closed hospitals.

Post-conviction DNA Testing Task Force Report. - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 494k 20pg]
Prepared by the Postconviction Testing/Evidence Retention Task Force, this report provides information on compliance with a new state law requiring governmental entities, including the courts, to retain evidence after a conviction in felony cases in a manner suitable for DNA testing.

Safe Schools Task Force - Final Report (June 2000) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 463k 29pg]
Highlights policy recommendations and strategies to improve school safety in California. The Safe Schools Task Force report is the culmination of efforts by schools and law enforcement. The purpose of the report is to implement short- and long-term goals to assure California's schools remain safe learning environments.

Second Hand Dealer and Pawn Broker Laws (1999) - Adobe PDF icon [PDF 421k 64pg]
Compiles laws that may pertain to businesses acting as second hand dealers or pawn brokers. These laws are provided by the Department of Justice to assist these businesses in complying with state laws and regulations.

Unlawful Discrimination: Your Rights and Remedies, Civil Rights Handbook, Third Edition, August 2001
Provides a practical guide for the public on California and federal civil rights laws.
HTML | PDF [52k 81 pages]

Women's Rights Handbook (1998)
Provides the general public with a basic understanding of the rights of women in California. The handbook describes both California and federal laws that deal with issues important to most women.

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