Crime & Law Enforcement

  1. 360-degrees – Perspectives on the U.S. Criminal Justice System
  2. Alcatraz Island – offering a close-up look at the historic and infamous federal prison where isolation was a constant of island life.
  3. Bureau of Justice Statistics – comprehensive collection of statistics about U.S. crime, victims, criminals, courts, police, jails and prisons.
  4. Cop Quest – law enforcement resource for public safety personnel.
  5. Cop Net – designed specifically to facilitate the sharing of information between the law enforcement community and the citizens they protect.
  6. Cops On Line – action shots of police on the job and memorials for those who’ve paid ultimate price.
  7. Corrections Connection, The– online network for corrections and criminal justice professionals; including associations, prisons, sheriffs, and correctional officers.
  8. Crime and Courts Coverage Bibliograhy – annotated links to online sites that cover various aspects of crime, from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics to the Office for Victims of Crime to the UN Crime and Justice Information Network.
  9. Crime Magazine – Billing itself as “an encyclopedia of crime,” this online magazine features stories on current events as well as analyses of criminal history.
  10. Criminal Intelligence Service Canada – Canada’s fight against organized crime.
  11. Cybercrime – A clearinghouse of cybercrime information and resources. There are legal and policy issues, the federal code as it relates to this subject, telephone numbers to report the different types of computer crimes, a section for kids, and more.
  12. Federal Bureau of Investigation – main site
  13. Federal Bureau of Investigation – 10 most wanted fugitives
  14. Federal Bureau of Prisons – includes a weekly population report, inmate information, and more.
  15. FindHow: Law Enforcement Career Exploration – “FindHow’s mission is to empower people to achieve success at every task, in whatever role and stage of life they are in, by simplifying and speeding access to trusted, reliable How-To content on the Internet.”
  16. Fugitive Watch – community based anti-crime media company designed to publicize photographs and information on dangerous fugitives, wanted by local law enforcement agencies, that are believed to be hiding in the local community.
  17. Gang Land – New York Daily News Reporter Jerry Capeci gives up the goods on organized crime in America.
  18. Hate Crime Report – from the FBI.
  19. Homicide Trends in the United States – This site contains a series of charts that describe homicide patterns and trends in the United States since 1976. Homicide is of interest not only because of its severity but also because it is a fairly reliable barometer of all violent crime. At a national level, no other crime is measured as accurately and precisely.
  20. International Child Abuse Network – Web Chat at YesICAN – chatgroups related to child abuse and domestic violence.
  21. INTERPOL – official site provides basic information about the structure and purpose of INTERPOL and furnishes links to product suppliers for law enforcement and criminal justice. Basic information is provided on currency counterfeiting; organized crime; vehicle theft; terrorism; DNA profiling; art theft; fingerprinting and drug trafficking, all from an international perspective.
  22. Justice Information Center – A service of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which provides an extensive source of information on criminal and juvenile justice.
  23. Latent Print Examination: Fingerprints, Palmprints and Footprints – Information about all aspects of fingerprint and palmprint collection, for both the expert and the curious. Included are descriptions of the types of prints, descriptions of how print evidence is collected, links to other printing resources, and more.
  24. Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto – biology and chemistry educational resources online
  25. National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
  26. National Criminal Justice Reference Service – The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
  27. Occupational Outlook Handbook Description for Correctional Officers
  28. – a variety of guides designed to familiarize you with what police careers are available and to help you obtain a job in law enforcement.
  29. Police Officer’s Internet Directory – this site is useful to anyone needing criminal justice information. The criminal justice resource directory links to US federal and constitutional law sites, law libraries, and criminal justice resources by state. Criminal justice issues by topic include computer laws, hate crimes, terrorism, prison issues, and firearms law. Links to international and foreign criminal justice issues are also provided.
  30. Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  31. Savage Thoughts: The Crime Problem – Leo Savage, noted pundit, gives his answer to the crime problem.
  32. Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics – Sections range from public attitudes on crime to the nature of offenses.
  33. U.S. Sentencing Commission – download Commission research reports and publications, the Guidelines Manual, application software and training materials, and other information issued by the Sentencing Commission.
  34. VisionQuest – meets the needs of troubled youth by providing a variety of options for the juvenile justice system.
  35. Youth Crime Watch of America – youth-led program that mobilizes youth & communities to reduce violence.
  36. Zeno’s Forensic Page – site contains an extensive directory of links to resources on forensic science, medicine, and psychiatry. It is maintained by a European forensics expert.



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