Web Sites Criminal Justice

 

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

http://www.acjs.org

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international organization established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS currently has over 3,800 active members.

 

Access to Justice Network

http://www.acjnet.org

A site for Canadian law and justice resource materials.

 

American Bar Association (ABA)

http://www.abanet.org

Homepage of the largest and most influential national association of attorneys. Information about the positions taken by the association and model ethics rules is available at this site.

 

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section

http://www.abanet.org/crimjust

With its unique interdisciplinary membership, the criminal justice section takes primary responsibility for the ABA’s work on solutions to issues involving crime, criminal law, and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice.

 

American Board of Criminalists

http://www.criminalistics.com/ABC

The American Board of Criminalistics provides a peer-developed and peer-reviewed certification program, based on assessment of competency using written examinations and proficiency testing.

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

http://www.aclu.org

The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights — litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.

 

American Judicature Society

http://www.ajs.org

Primary areas of focus are judicial independence, ethics in the courts, judicial selection, the jury, court administration, and public understanding of the justice system.

 

American Probation & Parole Association (APPA)

http://www.appa-net.org

APPA is an international association composed of individuals from the United States and Canada actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors.

 

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)

http://www.asisonline.org/

ASIS is an international organization for professionals responsible for security, such as corporate managers and directors of security. In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys, and federal, state, and local law enforcement are active members of ASIS.

 

American Society of Criminology (ASC)

http://www.asc41.com

World Wide Web site of the American Society of Criminology. The A.S.C. is the pre-eminent organization of academic, theoretical, and applied criminology in the United States. The site has many links of criminological interest.

 

American Sociological Association (ASA)

http://www.asanet.org

World Wide Web site of the American Sociological Association. The A.S.A. has many members who focus upon criminology and the sociological impact of crime and the criminal justice system.

 

Amnesty International

http://www.amnesty.org

The home page of Amnesty International — an organization dedicated to the international fight against the death penalty, and to the abolition of torture worldwide.

 

APB News

http://www.apbnews.com

APB News provides award-winning crime news and information to major media partners throughout the country. Breaking news and archived stories make this the top-rated crime news site in the country.

 

Atlantic Monthly’s Criminology Collection

http://www.theatlantic.com/atlantic/election/connection/crime/crime.htm

Great collection on crime and social policy.

 

Australian Institute of Criminology

http://www.aic.gov.au

Substantial on-line collection of research and reports.

 

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, supports innovative programs that strengthen the Nation’s criminal justice system by assisting State and local governments in combating violence.

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs

This site is the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice, it is the United States’ primary source for criminal justice statistics.

 

Center for Law and Social Policy

http://www.clasp.org

This site serves a non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. The site has publications and an audio conferencing capability.

 

Computer and Internet Security Resources

http://virtuallibrarian.com/legal

Collection of links to WWW sites focusing on internet security and privacy.

 

Computer Crime Research Resources

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~btf1553/ccrr/welcome.htm

Extensive collection of information about and links to computer crime resources.

 

Computer Security Institute

http://www.gocsi.com

Computer Security Institute (CSI) is a leading membership organization specifically dedicated to serving and training information, computer and network security professionals.

 

Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.cornell.edu

A starting point for Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute.

 

Corrections Connection

http://www.corrections.com

Voted a Microsoft “Outstanding Criminal Justice Site,” the Corrections Connections provides links to almost any correctional organization in the country, and to all kinds of corrections information. The Corrections Connection contains over 10,000 links to corrections-related sites and literature.

 

Counterterrorist Organization Profiles

http://www.terrorism.com/terrorism/CTgroups.html

Information about those who combat terrorism world-wide.

 

Court TV

http://www.courttv.com

Website of the cable TV station. Information about their coverage, some with full text concerning the trials they cover.

 

Court TV On-Line

http://www.courttv.com

Court TV is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week, cable legal news network and cable programmer dedicated to reporting on the U.S. legal and judicial systems. Court TV began operations on July 1, 1991.

 

Courts.Net

http://www.courts.net

Site has links to courts in all 50 states as well as federal courts.

 

Crime Spider — a crime and justice search engine

http://crimespider.com

A crime and justice Internet search engine offering information on a wide range of sites, including cybercrime, industrial espionage, detectives, domestic violence, private investigations, criminalistics, and so on.

 

Crime Theory.Com

http://www.crimetheory.com

An Educational Resource for the Learning and Teaching of Theoretical Criminology

 

CrimeLynx — The Criminal Defense Practitioner’s Guide through the Internet

http://www.crimelynx.com

Contains a legal resource center with research links, links to experts, investigation links, and crime policy links. A criminal justice center with media links, shopping, and chat is also available onsite.

 

Criminal Law Links

http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/09criminal/

Criminal Defense and Criminal Justice section of this leading legal portal site.

 

Critical Criminal Justice Issues: Task Force Reports from the American Society of Criminology

http://cjcentral.com/task.pdf

Report and recommendations to Attorney General Janet Reno by a respected organization of scholars and practitioners (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

 

Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC)

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org

This site contains a wealth of information on the death penalty.

 

Department of Justice (Canada)

http://canada.justice.gc.ca

Many links to Canadian legislative initiatives.

 

Department of Justice Home Page (DOJ)

http://www.usdoj.gov

The Department of Justice goal is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the U.S. according to the law, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior.

 

Dr. Frank Schmalleger’s Criminal Justice Cybrary

http://talkjustice.com/cybrary.asp

The World Wide Web criminal justice site directory — with listings for over 12,000 criminal justice and justice-related sites. Sites are categorized into many different areas, and are fully searchable. The Cybrary Top 100 provides a list of the 100 most useful criminal justice sites on the Web today. The Cybrary bills itself as “The World’s Criminal Justice Directory.”

 

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea

The D.E.A.’s official home page. Lots of publications available, along with a history of the D.E.A.

 

Dumb Laws

http://www.dumblaws.com

Dumb laws from all states and a wide variety of foreign jurisdictions are included. The full text of many laws cited is available.

 

Electronic Policy Network (EPN)

http://www.epn.org

A site dedicated to economic, political, domestic, health and education issues.

 

Electronic Policy Network (EPN)

http://www.epn.org

A site dedicated to economic, political, domestic, health and education issues.

 

Evidence: The True Witness

http://library.thinkquest.org/17049/

An award-winning student-created site about forensics.

 

Family Research Council (FRC)

http://www.frc.org

The Family Research Council exists to reaffirm and promote nationally, and particularly in Washington, DC, the traditional family unit and the Judeo-Christian value system upon which it is built.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

http://www.fbi.gov

The home page of the FBI. The FBI uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal law; protects the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities; provides leadership and law enforcement assistance to international, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

 

FedLaw

http://www.legal.gsa.gov

Outstanding resource for legal research. Though available to the public, the site was developed “to see if legal resources on the Internet could be a useful and cost-effective research tool for Federal lawyers.”

 

Find Law

http://www.findlaw.com

A full featured and connected site dealing with legal information, with search feature.

 

Florida State University’s Criminal Justice Resource Site

http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/cjlinks/

One of the oldest criminal justice resources on the web, this site consists mostly of links to other sites.

 

HandsNet — Building The Human Services Community Online

http://www.handsnet.org

Dedicated to brining human services information on-line.

 

Idea Central

http://www.epn.org/ideacentral/

A site dedicated to economic, political, domestic, health and education issues.

 

Ira Wilsker’s Law Enforcement Sites

http://www.ih2000.net/ira

Extensive collection of links to law enforcement sites. Particular focus on South East Texas, but the collection incorporates many sites in the U.S.

 

JUSTINFO: The Newsletter of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service

http://virlib.ncjrs.org/JUSTINFO.asp

Stay informed about new publications, grants and funding opportunities, and other news and announcements by subscribing to JUSTINFO. This free service will be e-mailed to you on the 1st and 15th of every month.

 

Juvenile Justice Magazine on-line

http://www.juvenilejustice.com

Current issues of this bi-monthly magazine are available.

 

Law Enforcement Jobs (lawenforcementjobs.com) employment

http://www.lawenforcementjobs.com

Arguably the best site on the Web for anyone looking for employment in the law enforcement field. The site lists jobs with local departments, state departments, federal agencies, the U.S. military, private security, associations, and schools. A training calendar adds a nice touch. The site is free to job seekers, and allows you to post a resume and cover letter online and manage your search online with a Job Seeker Account. Resumes, which can be easily edited, stay in the database until you delete them.

 

Law Enforcement Links (LEOLINKS)

http://www.leolinks.com

Many links to law enforcement sites with a good search feature. Another excellent list of law enforcement agencies can be found at: Just4Cops

 

Law Guru

http://www.lawguru.com

An excellent legal search engine

 

Law Links

http://www.counsel.com/lawlinks

 

Law News Network

http://www.lawnewsnetwork.com/

Law News Network is the national daily newspaper for and about the legal profession. A service of American Lawyer Media, Law News Network describes itself as the most current and comprehensive legal news source anywhere.

 

Law.com

http://www.law.com

An excellent site for lawyers, students, and business and government officials to learn more about the law. Plenty of legal resources, a legal dictionary, a careers service, and state-specific databases are available.

 

LawCrawler

http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com/

Search for keywords or by relevant websites.

 

Lectric Law Library (The ‘Lectric Law Library)

http://www.lectlaw.com

An excellent collection of on-line legal materials and resources.

 

Lexis ONE

http://www.lexisone.com

An excellent free legal research site providing searchable case law, free legal forms, a statutory law guide, a legal Internet guide and much more. The site is part of the Lexis-Nexis family of products.

 

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)

http://www.lapdonline.org

Official site of one of the world’s largest police agencies. Lots of information and links about this agency.

 

MegaLinks in Criminal Justice

http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor

A very comprehensive site where you can find just about anything related to crime and law enforcement.

 

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

http://www.missingkids.com

Contains information about missing children and those who have been abused or exploited.

 

National Center for Policy Analysis

http://www.ncpa.org/pi/crime/crime71.html

A site dedicated to probation, parole, sentencing, prison and court issues.

 

National Center for State Courts

http://www.ncsconline.org/

Organization providing support and assistance to state courts and their operation.

 

National Center for Victims of Crime (formerly the National Victim Center)

http://www.ncvc.org/

Extensive on-line resource for victim information and advocacy. Contains many links and information about the organization’s advocacy efforts.

 

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

http://www.health.org

The NCAD acts as an information services facility (English, Spanish, TDD capability) equipped to respond to the public’s alcohol, tobacco, and drug (ATD) inquiries. They have publications and research material.

 

National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)

http://www.nccd-crc.org

Website of this research and advocacy group with annotated links to related sites. Focus of the group is on children as victims and perpetrator’s of crime and needs of dependent children.

 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

http://www.ncjrs.org

The U.S. Dept. of Justice’s site that focuses on international, juvenile and drug crimes. There is a database search engine and catalogs

 

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij

Sponsoring agency of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. The National Institute of Justice is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Science and Technology and Sentencing and Adjudication Program.

 

National Institute of Justice International Center

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/international/

Home page of NIJ’s International Center. The Center was created in 1997 as a response to the increasing globalization of crime. The Center provides communities and jurisdictions in the United States and overseas with resources designed to assist practitioners, researchers, and policymakers meet new challenges. The International Center seeks to stimulate, facilitate, evaluate and disseminate both national and international criminal justice research and information. A key feature of the site is the Center’s fully searchable Virtual Library — a repository of information related to comparative, international, and transnational crime and justice issues.

 

National Rifle Association (NRA)

http://www.nra.org

Home page of the National Rifle Association.

 

National Security Institute — Computer Security Resources

http://nsi.org/compsec.html

Many links to resources for those interested in computer and internet security.

 

National Youth Gang Center (NYGC)

http://www.iir.com/nygc/

Information on youth gangs including statistics and probable solutions.

 

New York City Police Department (NYPD)

http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/nypd/home.html

Official website of one of the largest police agencies in the world. Contains much information about the organization and its efforts.

 

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc

U.S. Department of Justice site with information about crime victims and resources for crime victims. Contains an extensive collection of links to other relevant information.

 

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org

Provides information on grants, news, conferences, and publications.

 

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov

This agency serves as the central research and development organization in the United States Government for counterdrug enforcement and drug abuse education, prevention and treatment.

 

Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)

http://www.pomc.com/

The National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children (POMC)® is the only national helping organization which is specifically for the survivors of homicide victims and which follows up with supportive family services after the murder of a family member or friend.

 

Partnerships Against Violence (PAVNET)

http://www.pavnet.org

Partnerships Against Violence Network (PAVNET) is a “virtual library” of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different federal agencies. Violence prevention professionals can communicate and share resources through the Pavnet mailgroup. NCJRS says that PAVNET is “A Model of Internet Use.”

 

Patterns Of Global Terrorism

http://www.usis.usemb.se/terror/ http://www.usis.usemb.se/terror/

Annual reports since 1994 on the nature of terrorism and activities of the United States in response.

 

Police Guide

http://www.policeguide.com/

One of the largest police sites on the Internet. The site consists of 238 separate web pages — and is growing.

 

Police Scanner.com

http://www.policescanner.com/police.stm

Here you’ll find the latest live audio-enabled police sites.

 

Preventing Crime, What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising

http://cjcentral.com/sherman/sherman.htm

On-line copy of a report sponsored by the National Institute of Justice dealing with a review of crime prevention efforts in the U.S. A “must read” for those with an interest in crime prevention programs.

 

Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods

http://phdcn.harvard.edu

 

RAND Drug Policy Research Center

http://www.rand.org/centers/dprc

RAND’s goal is to conduct the empirical research, policy analysis, and outreach needed to help community leaders and public officials develop more effective strategies for dealing with drug problems.

 

Reintegrative Shaming Experiments

http://www.aic.gov.au/rjustice/rise/index.html

Reports examine and present evidence available from Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE) about the effects of diversionary restorative justice conferences on repeat offending.

 

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

The website for the prominent Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Their extensive site provides information on many of the facets of their organization.

 

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook

Home of the on-line version of the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics — the largest compilation of criminal justice statistics available anywhere. The Sourcebook site is run by the State University of New York at Albany, and is updated continuously.

 

Stop Prisoner Rape

http://www.spr.org/index.html

Stop Prisoner Rape (SPR) is a small but growing national non-profit organization dedicated to combatting the rape of male and female prisoners and to helping survivors of jailhouse rape.

 

Supreme Court Opinions from the Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.cornell.edu/focus/bulletins.html

Since 1993, the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School has provided a free current awareness service via E-mail, distributing the syllabi of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in bulletin format within hours after their release. Known as the liibulletin, this service will continue with the Court’s upcoming October term.

 

Talk Justice

http://talkjustice.com

Talk Justice is the nation’s premier criminal justice discussion forum. Offering a number of message boards, it is available for use by students, professors, professionals, and interested citizens.

 

Technology and Privacy (the Home Page of Gary T. Marx)

http://web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/garyhome.html

Professor Marx posts numerous articles on technology and privacy.

 

Terrorism Documents

http://www.terrorism.com/terrorism/documents.html

Links to documents maintained by the Terrorism Research Center. (See above)

 

Terrorism Research Center

http://www.terrorism.com

Many on-line resources dealing with terrorism, terrorist organizations, and anti-terrorism efforts.

 

Terrorist Group Profiles

http://www.terrorism.com/terrorism/Groups2.html

Profiles of terrorist groups maintained by the Terrorism Research Center.

 

The Global Bibliography of Prison Systems

http://www.uncjin.org/country/GBOPS/gbops.html

The primary goal for this bibliography is to provide practitioners, scholars, and students with a comprehensive source for identifying information written about the prison system in as many countries of the world as possible.

 

U.S. Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov

Good starting point for research about federal law enforcement and crime data.

 

U.S. Department of State: Patterns of Global Terrorism Reports (1994 – 2000)

http://www.usis.usemb.se/terror/

Text of the State Department’s analysis of global terrorism. Brief discussion of terrorist acts and organizations and discussion of anti-terrorist initiatives.

 

U.S. Supreme Court — full text of cases:

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct

 

U.S. Supreme Court online

http://www.supremecourtus.gov

Round the clock access to the U.S. Supreme Court! This site provides public access to the Court’s decisions, argument calendar, schedules, rules, visitors’ guides, building photos and bar admission forms. Although dockets have also been available by phone, this is the first venture onto the Internet for the nation’s highest court. It has decision texts available online by noon on the day they are announced (which always occurs at 10 a.m. ET).

 

Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

The most recent Crime Reports collected by the FBI and made available to the public.

 

United Nations Human Rights Website

http://www.unhchr.ch

This site focuses on the functioning of the United Nations system in the field of human rights. They have publications and press releases.

 

University of Alaska Anchorage/Justice Center Web Site

http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/just/rlinks/corrections/index.html

the Justice Center is an academic, research and public education program serving the entire state of Alaska. The Justice Center undertakes research into justice concerns as they manifest themselves in Alaska.

 

Vera Institute of Justice

http://www.vera.org

Working in collaboration with government, the Vera Institute of Justice designs and implements innovative programs that encourage just practices in public services and improve the quality of urban life. Vera operates the programs it designs only during the

 

Versus Law

http://www.versuslaw.com

Subscription based service allowing search of federal and state case law.

 

Victims’ Information

http://virlib.ncjrs.org/VictimsOfCrime.asp

Extensive collection of information about victims of crime.

 

Washburn University School of Law — WashLaw Web

http://www.washlaw.edu/

A great collection of criminal justice- and law-related sites, with a search feature.

 

White House’s Social Statistics Briefing Room On Crime Data

http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/crime.html

Collection of selected data concerning crime in the U.S.

 

World Wide Web Security FAQ

http://www.w3.org/Security/Faq/www-security-faq.html

Very useful resource for anyone with, or considering, a World Wide Web site.

 

WWW Virtual Law Library (Indiana University School of Law)

http://www.law.indiana.edu/v-lib

Numerous law related links.