Criminal Justice Mega-Sites:
The Best Links on the Web
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TOP CRJ PROFESSORS'
Bruce Hoffman's CrimeTheory.com (Ohio University)
Greek's Criminal Justice Links (Florida Polytechnic)
Prof. Charles Dreveskracht's
CJ Resources (Northeastern State)
Eskridge's CJ Classes & More (Univ. Nebraska)
Prof. Frank Schmallenger's CJ
Central (JRA-Hilton Head)
Prof. Gregg Barak's Internet Home of
Criminology (Eastern Michigan)
Prof. Harald Schweizer's Global
Criminal Justice Links (Fresno State)
Prof. James Alan
Fox' Dean of Death Page (Northeastern)
Forest's Teaching Terror Website (West Point)
Jeanne Curran's Dear Habermas (CSU-Dominguez Hills)
Ratcliffe's Intelligence-Led Policing (Temple Univ.)
Thomas' Critical Criminologist Home Page (Northern Illinois)
John Fuller's Peacemaking and Crime (West Georgia)
Mentor's Website (UNC Pembroke)
Prof. Mathieu Deflem's Sociology of Crime
& Justice (South Carolina)
Matt Robinson's Justice Blind (Appalachian State)
Carlie's Into the Abyss (Missouri State)
Prof. Patrick Jackson's
Redwood Highway (Sonoma State)
Prof. Paul Leighton's Crime and Justice
Page (Eastern Michigan)
Prof. Phil Reichel's CJ
Education Web Site (Northern Colorado)
Prof. Ralph Taylor's CJ Methods Web Site
Prof. Randall Shelden's Shelden Says
Borum's Global Security and Armed Conflict (USF)
O'Connor's Criminal Justice MegaLinks (Austin Peay)
PUBLISHERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Academic/Butterworth Heinemann/Elsevier Security and CJ, also
- Allyn and Bacon CJ textbook publisher and
their CJ Links
- American Correctional Association
Some great books on corrections topics
Lots of books and readers for use as CJ textbooks
- Ashgate A few law, human rights, and
- Aspen A law book publisher, their
CJ-police line acquired by Jones & Bartlett
- Ayer Co. Publishers A few reprints of
classic monographs on crime topics
- Calibre Press Police Science
of Survival books, also see Paladin
- Carolina Academic Press A
growing collection of books on criminal justice
- Charles C. Thomas Publications An
old, distinguished publishing house in CJ
- Copperhouse/Atomic Dog
Low-cost books for training or education
- CQ Press Interesting titles on
law, democracy, and courts
- CRC Press Practical books on just about any police topic imaginable
- Glencoe/McGraw Hill A line
of good quality CJ textbooks
- Greenwood Publishing Group
Includes Praeger Books and other criminology works
- Houghton Mifflin Texts for CJ as
well as other closely related fields
- Kluwer Academic Publishers High
quality books and journals from the Netherlands; owns Plenum
- LawTech Custom
Publishing Off-the-shelf college textbooks
- Michie The Law-CJ division of
- Looseleaf Law Good police
training and exam prep materials
- McGraw-Hill(Higher Ed) A popular line of CJ textbooks and
their build-a-book Primis service
- Mellen Press Criminology
and law titles from this UK/US publisher
- Nelson (ITP Nelson) Canada's largest publisher
- Nolo Press Famous for their
affordable self-help law books and pocket guides
- Oxford University Press Old and
new classics in Criminology
- Prentice Hall aka Pearson
Prentice Hall; almost all their books have
support pages; many CJ resources are at the CJ 2000
site, and then there's Frank Schmallenger's CJ Central,
my ResearchNavigator, and
- Random House They
market some academic books
- Rowman & Littlefield
Strong in government and policy areas
- Routledge/Taylor-Francis Group
A major publisher of references and textbooks
- Roxbury A California publisher of
Criminology and CJ texts, some titles available as pdf files
- Sage A really, really big time operation in the
- Sheffield A small publisher of
textbooks and supplements
- Stipes Publishing Another small
publisher of textbooks
- Thomson Learning (hompage) aka ITP
for International Thomson Publishing, their
e-catalog is here, owners
of Wadsworth, West, Gale, and WebTutor
Transaction Publishers Extensive line of quality criminology books
- University Press of America
Longtime publisher of first-time authors
- Wadsworth A big line of CJ textbooks with a
CJ Resource Center
- Waveland Carrier of a line of
criminal justice books
- Westview Publisher
of textbooks on interesting topics
JOURNALS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
- The University of Houston's List of
Scholarly Journals Very complete
- The Virtual Library of
E-journals Allows you to search for any online journal
- All Law A comprehensive list of all law journals on-line
- American Journal of Criminal
Justice A Southern regional journal
- British Journal of Criminology A
prestigious, international journal
- Crime &
Justice: A Review of Research Good review articles
- Crime and Justice International
A great read on world trends
- Criminal Justice Policy Review A little
journal about policy issues
- Criminology A prestigious, ASC
- Ethics and Justice A new, internet
journal, $20 subscription
- FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Selected
back issues and the current volumes
- International Journal of Criminal
Justice Sciences A new East-meets-West journal
- International Journal of Drug
Testing A new and rapidly growing journal
- International Journal of Social
Inquiry An interdisciplinary, wide-spectrum journal
- Journal of Credibility Assessment and
Witness Psychology A forensics journal
- Journal of Criminal Justice and
Popular Culture Film, movie, media analysis
- Journal of Digital Evidence A
rapidly changing field of study
- Journal of Economic Crime Management
The area of fraud management
- Journal of Forensic Science
Society Another forensics journal
- Journal of Homeland Security
and Emergency Management A focus on risk
- Journal of Injustice Interesting
articles on various forms of injustice.
- Journal of
International Criminal Justice An international law journal
- Journal of On-Line Law
Devoted to Cyberspace Law and Internet issues
- Journal of Security Management A
private security journal/newsletter
- Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice
Education, and ACJS Today House organs of ACJS
- Law and Order Magazine Browsing
permitted of current issue
- On Duty Magazine A popular site for
- Western Criminology Review A scholarly,
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- ACJS, the premiere organization; regionals:
Minorities and Women, Police,
- American Society of Criminology - ASC, a premiere organization; divisions:
People of Color,
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences
- forensic science
- American Bar Association-CJ Section -
America's premiere criminal lawyers
- Academy of Behavioral Profiling - for the
professionalization of criminal profiling
- American Board of Criminalists -
often lists grad programs in forensic science
- American College of Forensic Examiners
- offering certifications in homeland security
- American Correctional
Association - new website at www.aca.org
- American Jail Association
- at Corrections.com
- American Judges Association -
AJA links & lectures
- American Society for Industrial Security - ASIS, security industry home page
- Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction - a
small group just starting out
- Association of State Uniform
Crime Reporting Programs - ASUCRP
- High Technology Crime Investigation Association - a
group of specialists
- IADLEST - links to
almost every state POST council or standards commission
- International Association of Chiefs of Police -
their home and resource page
- International Association of Women Police - the
policewoman movement since 1910
- International Association of
Correctional Officers - huge site which is OICJ homepage
- International Association of
Correctional Training Personnel - for trainers
- International Association of Crime Analysts
- links, a software and jobs page, see Tempe PD.
- International Association for
Intelligence Education - since 2004 out of Mercyhurst
- International Association of Doctoral Law
Enforcement Officers - Doc Cops; also see APAI
- International Association for
Identification - a chapter page from Louisiana
- International Association of
Police Planners - on the web since 1999
- International Association for the Study
of Organized Crime - meets at ASC and ACJS meetings
- International Union of Police Associations -
IUPA - a major police union
- International Assoc. for Property & Evidence -
for inventory officers everywhere
- International Assoc. of Women Police
- has the history of policewomen
- Justice Studies Association
- seeks a progressive, activist social justice
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
Executives - a mentoring site
- National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
- meeting announcements and newsletters.
- National Drug Enforcement Officers Association -
- National Paralegal
Association - also see the Federation
- National Sheriffs' Association - a great site,
and their own county-by-county linklist
- Police Executive Research Forum -
partnerships for scholarly pursuits
- Society of Police Futurists International
- they do long-range forecasting
- Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
- Consulting psychologists and academics
- Southern States Police Benevolent
Association - a big group
- U.S. Deputy Sheriff's Association - A large and
PRODUCERS OF CRIME DATA
NCJRS --Probably the
most extensive source of information on criminal justice in the world. NCJRS is
a group of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department
of Justice, Office of Justice
Programs, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ),
the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP),
the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS),
the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA),
the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC),
and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
For federal corrections, see the BOP.
Criminal Justice Focus - Capital Punishment - a good page on an
in the Social Sciences - a
short list of repositories, mostly polling data, from this Univ. of Texas
Office - Nearly 10,000 books,
pamphlets for sale.
Institute for Government
Studies - IGS at Berkeley is
a major policy think tank.
for Political and Social Research The
ICPSR is a consortium of colleges and universities where researchers have
archived their latest research projects. Over 500 online data collections.
Good source for secondary data analysis. Recommended.
Justice Research and Policy (JRSA) Online
journal and other information from the Justice Research and Statistics
Association. A nice web site.
SEARCH: National Consortium for
Justice Information and Statistics A
non-profit organization dedicated to providing cutting-edge information.
Most files are viewable from within your browser.
National Center on
Institutions and Alternatives -
ranks the states in terms of where it is safest from crime. For
city rankings, see Morgan
Quinto Press. or visit Money
Magazine's Best Places to Live.
National Criminal Justice
Association An association
that lobbies for lawmakers to utilize more research findings. Most files are
viewable from within your browser.
National Police Use of Force
Database A project by the
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police.
National Victim Center Comprehensive
site for victim-related information, such as status of stalking statutes,
current lawsuits, and other statistics.
Research Resources for the
Social Sciences - A colorful,
easy-to-use guide to the major search engines for social science research,
from Carleton University.
Social Science Gateways on the Net -
An extensive set of links to sites providing data on a wide variety of
social science topics: poverty-related resources, political reform sites,
polling data, and other statistical archives. Huge.
Sourcebook of Criminal
Justice Statistics This is
the online version of the annual SOURCEBOOK published by SUNY-Albany. Over
600 tables of data on just about any topic imaginable. Perfect tables,
charts, and diagrams for importing into term papers. Recommended.
state-by-state by Cecil Greek. All states have one of these grant and
Statistical Resources on the Web -
site from the University
of Michigan's Documents Center, links to resources, online databases, and
archived datasets of every kind, from agriculture to crime to weather, ,
with their Comprehensive
probably the best.
Syracuse Transactional Records Access
Clearinghouse Info on laws
enforced and crimes handled by federal law enforcement agencies: FBI, DEA,
ATF, IRS, requires password, but free sections include About
the Law, a guide to 3,000 fed statutes.
Uniform Crime Reports The
UCR is published by the FBI as our "official" crime rate and is searchable
by city and state; this link takes you to the FBI's home page as I got tired
of tracking down their data site.
Also, for crime statistics, see Guide
to the State SACs or use the Table below:
THINK TANKS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The following are various groups, mostly nonprofit
organizations, that exert an influence in one way or another on crime and
criminal justice policy in the United States. For the many think tanks which
are involved with foreign policy or international affairs, your best site for
this is FPRI's
Think Tank Directory or any of DrTomOConnor's favorites (immediately below).
AmericanCenterDemocracy, AmericanEnterpriseInstitute, BradleyFoundation, BrookingsInstitution,
CarnegieCouncil,CarnegieEndowment, CatoInstitute, CenterforAdvancedDefenseStudies,
CenterforAmericanProgress, CenterGlobalStudies,CenterforSecurityPolicy, CenterforSecurityStudies,
CenterStrategicBudgetaryAssessment, CFR, ClaremontInstitute,CommonwealthInstitute, CSIS,
EastWestInstitute, EPPC, FamilyResearchCouncil, FDD, FederalistSociety,
FederationofAmericanScientists, ForeignPolicyResearchInstitute, GAO, GlobalSecurity,
HenryJacksonSociety, Heritage,HooverInstitution, HudsonInstitute, HumanRightsWatch,
InstituteforIntergovernmentalResearch, JamestownFoundation, JebsenCenter,JINSA,
LeadershipInstitute, ManhattanInstitute, MarshallCenter, MershonCenter, NationalAssocScholars,
NationalCenterforPolicyAnalysis, NDUINSS, NelsonInstitute, NixonCenter, RAND,
ResearchTriangleInstitute, RidgwayCenter, SSRC,StanleyFoundation, StimsonCenter,
StrategicStudiesInstitute, TerrorismResearchCenter, TransnationalCrimeCenter,
TransparencyInternational, WashingtonInstitute, WatsonInstitute, WeatherheadCenter,
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
- Premiere professional association devoted to scholarly study of criminal
justice issues, composed primarily of college professors.
American Bar Association (ABA)
- Lobby group composed primarily of lawyers working on solutions to the nation's
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Interest group that uses whatever means necessary to preserve human rights,
especially in the face of justice systems.
American Correctional Association (ACA)
- Premiere correctional employee association for those interested in
professionalism, runs a program which accredits prisons.
American Council for Drug Education (ACDE)
- Group dedicated to diminishing drug use and its impact through gathering and
American Judicature Society (AJS)
- Nonpartisan group of judges, lawyers, and citizens working toward better
judicial selection, ethics, and effectiveness in criminal justice.
American Society of Criminology (ASC)
- Premiere professional association devoted to the scholarly study of crime,
composed primarily of college professors.
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
- Premiere professional association for the private security industry.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
- Dedicated to system-strengthening, a part of the LEAA-LEEP legacy, and their
website contains a copy of the Omnibus Crime Control & Safe Streets Act of 1968.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
- Operates as a kind of government think tank, employing Ph.D. talent that would
otherwise go into teaching.
Bureau of Justice
Statistics/Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics -
The federal government contracts out the Sourcebook to SUNY-Albany, which
contains what are regarded as the most important data tables.
Center for American Progress (CAP)
- A liberal think tank devoted to progressive American policies that has close
ties to a Democrat-led White House.
Center for Court Innovation -
Research on community courts and community-based initiatives from this NYC
agency; see the Center's
courts page for how family and
drug problems are handled.
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ)
- Nonprofit organization designed to reduce reliance on use of prison as
solution to social problems.
Center for Public Integrity -
Watchdog group for violations of public trust/ethical misconduct among
Children's Defense Fund -
Leading child advocacy group, concerned with every aspect of child safety,
health, and crime.
Citizens United for the
Rehabilitation of Errants - A
popular group interested in all things dealing with rehabilitation of criminals.
Community Policing Consortium -
A partnership of various police-related organizations which plays a principal
role in proliferating the philosophy and programs of community policing.
Crime Prevention Coalition of
America - Nonpartisan group
representing a number of different agencies which is devoted to greater freedom,
security, and respect for the rights of all.
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation -
Conducts surveys and research on solutions to criminal justice problems like
drug policy and policing.
Extra-legal Governance Institute -
A UK institute devoted to organized crime research.
Federal Bureau of
Investigation/Crime Statistics -
The nation's oldest form of crime reporting, since 1935, with lots of other
reports and publications.
An attempt to put together a large collection of 501c3's.
Heritage Foundation -
Nation's major conservative think tank dedicated to preserving America's
The Injustice Line -
Web page by a private attorney who documents injustices, mostly racial
injustices, in the criminal justice system.
Institute for Global Communication (IGC)
- Group of radical-oriented social justice organizations with a variety of
causes, many of which relate to criminal justice.
Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR)
- Research organization specializing in law enforcement, juvenile and criminal
Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ)
- Private, nonprofit research and consulting firm which reviews legislation for
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- One of the nation's oldest professional associations dedicated to police
Inter-University Consortium for
Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
- An institute at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor which for years has
collected the nation's dissertations as well as datasets of other researchers on
the criminal justice system.
Justice For All -
An advocate for change group out of Houston aimed at making the criminal justice
system better at protecting the lives and property of law-abiding citizens.
Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
- National organization for all the state's Statistical Analysis Centers; each
state must have a centralized information clearinghouse to receive federal
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition -
Professionals speaking out against the war on drugs.
Foundation - continuation of the
Kerner Commission's work.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- A group determined to stop drunk driving and support victims of this crime.
National Association of Attorneys Generals -
Promoting cooperation, coordination, and communication among chief legal
National Center for Rural Law Enforcement -
Dr. Lee Colwell's Institute in Arkansas.
National Center on Institutions and
Alternatives (NCIA) -- Nonprofit
organization dedicated to improved system delivery; used to publish "Safest
Cities in America" reports, among other things.
National Consortium for Justice Information and
Statistics (aka SEARCH) - A
clearinghouse for criminal justice shareware, online databases, and other means
of information sharing and/or standardization.
National Council on Crime and
Delinquency (NCCD) - Nearly a
century of experience at consulting and giving expert opinion of criminal
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
- Home of McGruff the Crime Dog and a number of other crime prevention measures
designed to promote greater public awareness about crime safety.
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
- A special interest group that represents states on crime control matters.
National Fraud Information Center -
A group fighting to increase penalties for telemarketing scams, Internet abuses,
and related crimes.
National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
- Serves as a clearinghouse for information about modernizing the court, jury,
and trial systems.
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
- Public interest group that represents the states whenever the federal
government considers crime or justice-related legislation.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
- What's left of the LEAA-LEEP bureaucracy, which from 1969-1978 was the federal
government's largest agency in the wars on poverty and crime.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
- Research arm of the Dept. of Justice that looks at correctional practice and
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
- The research and development arm of the Dept. of Justice.
National Organization of Black Law
Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) -
Presents a unified voice about issues in the administration of justice and
inner-city crime from black police chiefs across the nation.
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
- Nonprofit organization working for victim's rights and services.
National Rifle Association (NRA)
- Lobby group promoting the safer use of guns in our society and fighting gun
control efforts of every variety.
National Sheriff's Association -
Nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among
those in criminal justice.
New Democratic Network (NDN)
- Liberal, center-left think tank in DC which produces commentary and advocacy
on topics like immigration, environmentalism, and globalization.
Noblis, Inc. - Used to be called Mitretek;
claims to provide an impartial, objective view of what's needed in the criminal
Office of International Criminal Justice (OICJ)
- Formerly at UI-Chicago and now at Sam Houston; expresses ties to a number of
different police and correctional interests internationally.
Office of Justice Programs -
Founded in 1984 to evaluate the effectiveness of various programs and promote
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention (OJJDP) - Designed to
provide comprehensive planning and control of the American juvenile justice
Office of National Drug Control
Policy (ONDCP) - The nation's
newest Cabinet-level agency, home of the "drug czar" in charge of strategic
planning, tells the DEA what to do.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
- Nation's leading advocate for the fair treatment of victims, a resource
Open Society Institute: US Justice
Fund (Soros Institute) - Funding
entity looking for ways to turn crime debates into discussions about ways to
improve social life in general.
Partnerships Against Violence Netword (PAVNet)
- A group of seven separate federal agencies working together on the problem of
violence and the reduction of redundant information.
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
- Partnership organization of academics and chiefs from the nation's largest
cities dedicated to innovative policing, professionalism, research, and
involvement in public debate.
Public Agenda -
Nonprofit, public opinion and citizen education agency that provides background
information and discussion frameworks on many issues where public opinion could
Rand Corporation -
Nonprofit and national major think tank on policy decisionmaking,
involved in a number of national security issues, including crime control,
career criminals, drug laws, sentencing, prison management, and equity of
Research Triangle Institute -
North Carolina-based think tank that conducts research on crime problem mostly
from an environmental or epidemiological standpoint; drug research, and police
The Sentencing Project -
Group devoted to alleviating prison overcrowding by advocating alternative
sentencing and corrections policy, hosts of the Campaign for an Effective Crime
Society of Police Futurists
International - Partnership group
between academics and practitioners which seeks to develop long-range forecasts
about crime and the use of technology in crime fighting.
U.S. Census Bureau -
Maintains the most commonly uses datafiles that agencies use for planning, etc.
Vera Institute of Justice -
Nonprofit agency working to establish more humane alternatives to prison and the
justice system in general; their 1961 Manhattan Bail Project introduced the
concept of Release on Recognizance, for example.
Violence Policy Center -
Nonprofit agency concerned with firearms violence, the number of guns
manufactured in the U.S., and anything gun-related.
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