Databases

The Nathanson Centre has created various databases, which can all be accessed from the menu to the left or by clicking on the links found below.

The first database consists of an archive of court documents in litigation involving Mr. Abousfian Abdelrazik. The database was compiled and is updated by Professor Sean Rehaag of Osgoode Hall Law School. Abdelrazik is a Canadian citizen who spent more than a year living in the lobby of the Canadian embassy in Sudan. He could not leave the embassy because he faced a risk of arbitrary detention and torture in Sudan. Before court rulings changed the situation, he could not return to Canada because the Canadian government refused to issue him travel documents due to national security concerns. This refusal came despite his never having been charged with a criminal offence, and notwithstanding that both CSIS and the RCMP indicated that they had no evidence that he posed a security threat.

The second database is an Organized Crime Web Links Portal created for the Nathanson Centre under its prior mandate (as the Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption). The portal is extensive, with hundreds of links organized into 10 general topics.

The third database is the searchable online database of the library collection of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). The NCJRS database consists of abstracts of over 200,000 recources (articles, books, reports, etc) in the fields of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse.

The fourth database is an annotated searchable bibliography on transnational organized crime and corruption (only compiled between 1998 and 2005).

The fifth database is an (unannotated) bibliography of prominent literature on on Organized Crime in North America and the World.

The sixth database is a database of quarterly summaries of Recent Events related to Organized Crime in Canada.

The seventh database is the current and up-to-date Annotated Bibliography on Organized Crime.