Web Sites Criminal Justice


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)


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


A site for Canadian law and justice resource materials.


American Bar Association (ABA)


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


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


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)


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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


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


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


Great collection on crime and social policy.


Australian Institute of Criminology


Substantial on-line collection of research and reports.


Bureau of Justice Assistance (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)


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


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


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


Computer Crime Research Resources


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


Computer Security Institute


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


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


Corrections Connection


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


Information about those who combat terrorism world-wide.


Court TV


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


Court TV On-Line


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.




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


Crime Spider — a crime and justice search engine


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


An Educational Resource for the Learning and Teaching of Theoretical Criminology


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


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


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


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)


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


Department of Justice (Canada)


Many links to Canadian legislative initiatives.


Department of Justice Home Page (DOJ)


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


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)


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


Dumb Laws


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)


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


Electronic Policy Network (EPN)


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


Evidence: The True Witness


An award-winning student-created site about forensics.


Family Research Council (FRC)


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)


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.




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


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


Florida State University’s Criminal Justice Resource Site


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


Dedicated to brining human services information on-line.


Idea Central


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


Ira Wilsker’s Law Enforcement Sites


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


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


Current issues of this bi-monthly magazine are available.


Law Enforcement Jobs (lawenforcementjobs.com) employment


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)


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


An excellent legal search engine


Law Links



Law News Network


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.




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.




Search for keywords or by relevant websites.


Lectric Law Library (The ‘Lectric Law Library)


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


Lexis ONE


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)


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


MegaLinks in Criminal Justice


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


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


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


National Center for Policy Analysis


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


National Center for State Courts


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


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


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


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)


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)


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)


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


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)


Home page of the National Rifle Association.


National Security Institute — Computer Security Resources


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


National Youth Gang Center (NYGC)


Information on youth gangs including statistics and probable solutions.


New York City Police Department (NYPD)


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)


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)


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


Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)


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)


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)


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


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


Police Scanner.com


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


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


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



RAND Drug Policy Research Center


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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)


Professor Marx posts numerous articles on technology and privacy.


Terrorism Documents


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


Terrorism Research Center


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


Terrorist Group Profiles


Profiles of terrorist groups maintained by the Terrorism Research Center.


The Global Bibliography of Prison Systems


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


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


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


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:



U.S. Supreme Court online


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)


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


United Nations Human Rights Website


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


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


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


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


Victims’ Information


Extensive collection of information about victims of crime.


Washburn University School of Law — WashLaw Web


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


White House’s Social Statistics Briefing Room On Crime Data


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


World Wide Web Security FAQ


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


WWW Virtual Law Library (Indiana University School of Law)


Numerous law related links.