Criminal Law Links


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – ACJS

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is the international organization that helps foster professional scholarly behavior and activities in the criminal justice profession.

URL: http://www.acjs.org/


Access to Justice Network

With Access to Justice Network, see what’s happening in the world of law and justice in Canada. Includes extensive resource library, Canadian laws,and gives you an opportunity to get involved with legal and justice issues. In French and English.

URL: http://www.acjnet.org/


American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section

The American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section works on solutions to issues involving crime, criminal law, and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice. Serves as a comprehensive resource for individuals interested in the criminal justice system.

URL: http://www.abanet.org/crimjust/


American Board of Criminalists

The American Board of Criminalists (ABC) provides peer-reviewed certification programs in the fields of criminalistics as well as forensic biology,. drug chemistry, fire debris, and trace evidence. Certification based on assessment of competency using written examinations and proficiency testing.

URL: http://criminalistics.com/


American Probation & Parol Association – APPA

The American Probation & Parol Association (APPA) is an international association which explores issues relevant to the field of community based corrections, including all levels of government, local, state, provincial & federal agencies. Active members are from United States and Canada.

URL: http://www.appa-net.org/eweb/


American Society for Industrial Security – ASIS

The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices through educational programs and materials.

URL: http://www.asisonline.org/


American Society of Criminology – ASC

The American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization concerned with criminology, research, education, scientific, and professional knowledge regarding the prevention control and treatment of crime and delinquincy.

URL: http://www.asc41.com/


American Sociological Association – ASA

The American Sociological Association (ASA) provides a unique set of services to its members and promotes the vitality, visibility and diversity of the discipline.

URL: http://www.asanet.org/


Amnesty International

Amnesty International is an organization dedicated to the campaign against the death penalty and also opposes human rights abuses.

URL: http://www.amnesty.org/


Association of Federal Defense Attorneys

The Association of Federal Defense Attorneys: members have access to a newsletter, research materials, a document library, information about training, and legislative advocacy work. One day pass available for new users. Log-in allows users to contribute to the “Shout Box,” which is viewed by other members who are logged on.

URL: http://afda.org/


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Buffalo Criminal Law Center

Use the Buffalo Criminal Law Center to find a collection of materials on American and Foreign penal laws, codes, criminal procedure and legislation.

URL: http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bclc/


Bureau of Justice Assistance – BJA

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) supports innovative programs that strengthen the Nation’s criminal justice system by assisting State and local governments, and communities through correctional services, technical assistance and training.

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


Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics contains a wealth of information on various statistics including corrections (jailing, arrests, etc.,) courts and sentencing, crime types, employment expenditure, and local and federal law enforcement. Find methods of return in data tables, publications and press releases.

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


Crime Spider

Crime Spider crawls the best crime and law enforcement sites and categorizes topics such as criminalistics, forensic anthropology, FBI, unsolved murders, homicide investigation techniques, child abuse, domestic violence, the death penalty, terrorism, criminal justice, law and courts, behavioral profiling, gang violence, juvenile crime, missing persons, serial killers or mass murderers, criminals, police, and crime scene photos.

URL: http://crimespider.com/


CrimeLynx

CrimeLynx – a Criminal Defense Practitioner’s Guide through the Internet. Provides links in the areas of legal research, forensic & experts, investigation links and crime policy. A criminal justice center is also available.

URL: http://www.crimelynx.com/


Criminal Defense Online – State Appellate Defender Office and Criminal Defense Resource Center

The State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) in Michigan is a criminal defense firm whose mission is to provide cost-efficient, high-quality, timely, public appellate defense services to indigent criminal defendants in cases assigned by the courts.

URL: http://www.sado.org/


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Criminal Justice Careers

Criminal Justice Profiles (Careers) is an online Guide to Criminal Justice Careers, Degrees, Schools and More.

URL: http://criminaljusticeprofiles.org/


Criminal Justice Resources on the Web from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice :: Florida State University

Criminal Justice Resources is an extensive collection of criminal justice links on the internet. Browse links by subject or search the entire collection by keyword.

URL: http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/p/cjl-main.php


Criminal Justice: Online Degree & Subject Guide

Use Criminal Justice: Online Degree and Subject Guide to find online Criminal Justice degree programs and learn more about earning accredited Criminal Justice degrees through distance education.

URL: http://www.academicinfo.net/crimjust.html


Criminal Records

Criminal Records Arizona

fee based

URL: http://www.stategovrecords.com/lp.php?state=Arizona&tc=sr36&sk=Criminal

Criminal Records Florida

URL: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/InmateReleases/search.asp

Criminal Records Georgia

URL: http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/GDC/OffenderQuery/jsp/OffQryForm.jsp

Criminal Records Illinois

URL: http://www.idoc.state.il.us/subsections/search/default.shtml

Criminal Records Minnesota

URL: http://info.doc.state.mn.us/PublicViewer/main.asp

Prison Records – New York

URL: http://www.docs.state.ny.us/

Search their current inmates or recently released prisoners. Usually reveals class and description of crime committed, date of conviction, length of sentence, housing facility, status of inmate (released or still incarcerated) and his or her parole hearing date.


Criminal Searches

With Criminal Searches execute a criminal history check, find sex offenders, check criminal alerts and view criminal statistics. With Neighborhood Watch, use an address to display offenders in a specific area. Check neighbors, babysitters, nannies, janitors, teachers, service workers such as gardners and electricians, locksmiths and children’s friends.

URL: http://criminalsearches.com/


Death Penalty Information Center

The Death Penalty Information Center provides links to internet sites relating to the death penalty, and to a variety of resources from cases and brief banks to speeches and historical documents.

URL: http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/


Death Penalty Resource Page

The Death Penalty Resource Page provides links to internet sites relating to the death penalty, and to a variety of resources from cases and brief banks to speeches and historical documents.

URL: http://www.romingerlegal.com/deathpenalty.htm


Department of Justice – Criminal Division

The US Dept of Justice Criminal Division developes, enforces and supervises the application of all federal criminal laws. It oversees criminal matters under more than 900 statutes and certain civil litigation about C.D. Look at topics of special interest and what’s new.

URL: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/


Drug Enforcement Administration – DEA

The Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) – Find information on all the latest street narcotics, view lists of the nation’s most wanted dealers, read about the history of the D.E.A. and view the latest news releases of congressional testimonies.

URL: http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.htm


Drunk Driving Defense

Drunk Driving Defense is a referral service for a network of DUI lawyers throughout the U.S. for lawyers. Features a chart showing state by state contracts for obtaining driving records.

URL: http://www.drunkdrivingdefense.com/


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Family Watchdog

By entering an address and state, Family Watchdog provides interactive maps of the location of sex offenders. The map legend lists color coded boxes for sex offenders, rape, offenders against children, and sexual battery. Clicking on a colored square brings up a separate window that lists names, photographs, and addresses of sex offenders all over the nation.

URL: http://www10.familywatchdog.us/


FedCrimLaw

FedCrimLaw.com – With a subscription, access is gained to a database containing more than 6,000 full text federal court opinions dealing with criminal law. For non-subscribers, the free section provides excerpts from the newsletter and features such as “Crazy Cases,” a collection of outrageous cases.

URL: http://www.fedcrimlaw.com/


Federal Bureau of Prisons

Use Federal Bureau of Prisons website to find public and inmate information, as well as acquisitions and links to related topics.

URL: http://www.bop.gov/


Federal Grand Jury

The Federal Grand Jury website is devoted to educating people about what grand juries are and what they do, on both the state and federal levels. Site offers Q&A’s, actual examples of documents and a transcript of grand jury proceeding. Even provides a multimedia presentation featuring photographs of a grand jury at work.

URL: http://campus.udayton.edu/~grandjur/


Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center

The Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center is an online database contains comprehensive information about suspects and defendants processed in each stage of the federal criminal justice system.

URL: http://fjsrc.urban.org/


Federal Rules of Evidence

From LII, the Federal Rules of Evidence section (2009 as of this writing) contains articles that detail the full text of the rules.

URL: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/index.html


Federal Trade Commission Spam Complaint Site and Form

With the Federal Trade Commission Spam Complaint Site and Form find information about the FTC’s recent law enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers’ responsibilities under the CAN-SPAM law. In the “For Consumers” section, you’ll find tips on how to reduce the amount of spam email in your in-box.

Fill out the form to issue a complaint via their website: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

URL: http://www.ftc.gov/spam/


Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

[From the site:] the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network‘s
mission is to enhance U.S. national security, deter and detect criminal activity, and safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial systems.

URL: http://www.fincen.gov/


The Global Bibliography of Prison Systems

The Global Bibliography of Prison Systems provides practitioners, scholars and students with a comprehensive source for identifying information written about the prison system in many countries of the world.

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


Harvard Law School Forum

[From the site:] The Harvard Law School Forum is a non-partisan student organizatin of Harvard Law School dedicated to bringing open discussion of a broad range of legal, political and social issues to the Harvard Law School campus.

URL: http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/forum/


Hieros Gamos Guide to Criminal and Penal Law

HG’s Guide to Criminal and Penal Law contains a large and comprehensive list of links to federal and state agencies, organizations, cases, laws, regulation codes, publications, and resources regarding criminal law.

URL: http://www.hg.org/crime.html


LII – Legal Information Institute – Criminal Law

LII’s section on Criminal Law summarizes the body of criminal law , discussing its agencies and sharing laws, cases, news and links.

URL: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Criminal_law

LII – Legal Information Institute – Criminal Procedure

LII’s section on Criminal Procedure summarizes the body of criminal procedure , dicussing its agencies and sharing laws, cases, news and links.

URL: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Criminal_procedure


Los Angeles Police Department – LAPD

The official website of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) contains comprehensive information and links regarding one of the worlds largest police agencies.

URL: http://www.lapdonline.org/


MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base (TKB)

As of this writing (February 2010) this site is no longer online. Who’s protecting us and providing information on terrorism, Homeland Security?

The MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT). The TKB is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research on domestic and international terrorism, with information on terrorist incidents, terrorism-related court cases, and terrorist groups and leaders. The TKB features a suite of sophisticated analytical tools, available free of charge to researchers, policymakers, journalists, emergency response personnel, and the general public.

URL: http://www.tkb.org/


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National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data houses more than 550 data collections relating to criminal justice. Search by keyword, subject or title. An abundance of useful reports and studies relating to sentencing, probation, jury selection and more.

URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers serves as a public forum on criminal justice matters and as a private online service for NACDL members. Includes news releases, legislative alerts and selected full text articles from current and past issues of NACDL magazine. Features a members only section of criminal law links.

URL: http://www.criminaljustice.org/public.nsf/FreeForm/PublicWelcome?OpenDocument


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides information on missing children, abuse and exploitation. Search for child photos, get on the live hotline, also has exploited child unit.

URL: http://www.missingkids.com/


National Center for State Courts

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) provides support, assistance and leadership to the state courts.

URL: http://www.ncsconline.org/


National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crime is an on-line resource center for victims, includes toll free help line, virtual library, links and public policy news and issues.

URL: http://www.ncvc.org/


National Criminal Justice Reference Center

The National Criminal Justice Reference Center is the site of U.S.Department of Justice that focuses on Juvenile, drug and international crime. Includes resource database.

URL: http://www.ncjrs.gov/


National District Attorneys Association

The National District Attorneys Association is the online source for general information about the NDAA and its publications and programs.

URL: http://www.ndaa.org/


National Institute of Justice – NIJ

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is a research, evaluation, and development bureau whose mission is to develop knowledge that can help prevent and reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system.

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


National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Membership to the National Legal Aid & Defender Association includes civil and criminal lawyers representing indigent clients. Obtain a full text of Indigent Defense, or the black letter standards which covers assignment of counsel, training administration and other matters.

URL: http://www.nlada.org/


National Rifle Association – NRA

National Rifle Association‘s home page. Find links to politics and legislation, maps, NRA membership information and programs.

URL: http://home.nra.org/


National Youth Gang Center – NYGC

The National Youth Gang Center(NYGC) from the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, find information on youth gangs and effective responses to them. NYGC assists state and local jurisdictions in the collection, analysis and exchange of information on demographics, program strategies and legislation.

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


New York Police Department

The world-famous NYPD. Find lots of information about this large organization and its efforts.

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


Office for Victims of Crime – OVC

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) advocates for the fair treatment of crime victims, the OVC provides funding to state victim assistance and programs. Find information on training and technical assistance, grants, and resources for US and International victims.

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


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention – OJJDP

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. Find information on grants, funding, news, conferences and programs.

URL: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/


Office of National Drug Control Policy – ONDCP

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation’s drug control program. Counterdrug enforcement, drug abuse education, prevention and treatment are some of the goals of this government office.

URL: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/


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Parents of Murdered Children – POMC

The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) provides emotional support for survivors of homicide victims. Assistance is also provided in dealing with the criminal justice system.

URL: http://www.pomc.com/


Partnerships Against Violence – PAVNET – currently offline

Partnerships Against Violence (PAVNET) is a “virtual library” with 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 mail group.

URL: http://www.pavnet.org/


Police Guide

Police Guide was formerly ranked the most popular law enforcement site in the world, now is a place for collectors of police memorabilia to find and trade.

URL: http://www.policeguide.com/


Public Defenders’ Offices

California Federal Defenders Office – San Diego

URL: http://www.fdsdi.com/

Colorado Office of the Public Defender – Districts Wyoming and Colorado

URL: http://www.cofpd.org/

Connecticut District Federal Public Defender

URL: http://www.fpdct.org/

District of Columbia Public Defender Office

URL: http://www.dcfpd.org/

Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council

URL: http://www.gpdsc.com/

Idaho and Eastern Washington Federal Defenders Office

URL: http://www.fdewi.org/

Illinois Public Defender – Appellate

URL: http://state.il.us/defender/ipda.html

Indiana Public Defenders Office

URL: http://www.in.gov/ipdc/

Maryland Public Defenders Office

URL: http://www.md-fd.org/

Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services

URL: http://www.publiccounsel.net/

Missouri Public Defender Western District

URL: http://mow.fd.org/index.shtm

Montana Public Defenders Office

URL: http://www.fdom.org/

Nebraska Public Defenders Office

URL: http://ne.fd.org/

New Hampshire Public Defender

URL: http://www.nhpd.org/

New Jersey Public Defenders Office

URL: http://www.fpdnj.org/

New York Office of the Appellate Defender

URL: http://www.appellatedefender.org/

North Carolina Public Defenders Office Middle District

URL: http://www.fpdmdnc.org/

South Dakota / North Dakota Districts Public Defenders Office

URL: http://www.fpdsd.org/

Washington (Eastern) and Idaho Public Defenders Office

URL: http://www.fdewi.org/

Washington Office of Public Defense

URL: http://www.opd.wa.gov/

Wyoming and Colorado Public Defenders Office

URL: http://www.cofpd.org/


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RAND Drug Policy Research Center

The RAND Drug Policy Research Center is responsible for conducting research to help community leaders and public officials develop more effective strategies for dealing with drug problems.

URL: http://www.rand.org/multi/dprc/


Royal Canadian Mounted Police – RCMP

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body, providing a total federal policing service to all Canadians and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities and three international airports.

URL: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/index-eng.htm


Sex Crimes / Offender Searches

US Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website

Coordinated by the Department of Justice, the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is a public registry of sex offenders nation-wide. It is a cooperative effort between the federal government and the state agencies that host public sex offender registries.

URL: http://www.nsopw.gov/Core/Conditions.aspx

Below are various state sex offender and inmate databases providing information such as description of the crime, time the perpetrator served, status of his or her sentence and identifying tattoos or birthmarks, home address and pictures.

Offender Searches Arizona

URL: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Sex_Offender/

Offender Searches Delaware

URL: http://desexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/SexOffenderPublic/

Offender Searches Florida

URL: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do

Offender Searches New York

URL: http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/

Offender Searches South Carolina

URL: http://www.doc.sc.gov/InmateSearchDisclaimer.jsp

Offender Searches Texas

URL: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/index.aspx

Parents for Megans Law

URL: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/


Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics is an on-line version (28th) of the largest compilation of criminal justice statistics available. This site is run and continuously updated by the State of New York at Albany.

URL: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/


Stop Prisoner Rape – Just Detention International

Stop Prisoner Rape seeks to end sexual violence committed against men, women, and children in all forms of detention.

URL: http://www.justdetention.org/


Supreme Court Bulletin from the Legal Information Institute

Supreme Court Bulletin – LII of Cornell Law School provides 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.

URL: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert


Texas CrimeStoppers Resource Listing from Howard L. Nations Law Firm

URL: http://www.howardnation.com/states/texas/crimestoppers.html


Texas Department of Criminal Justice

With the Texas Department of Criminal Justice request information about incarcerated offenders such as dates of incarceration, useful to rebut claims of loss of consortium.

URL: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/


Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Records Database

The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Records Database is a superior source of information for criminal history with in the state of Texas. Provides enough detailed information to subpoena any located criminal records. Class C moving violations are excluded, there may be a fee for search.

URL: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/


Terrorism Research Center

[From the site:] Founded in 1996, the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. (TRC) is an independent institute dedicated to the research of terrorism, information warfare and security, critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, and other issues of low-intensity political violence and gray-area phenomena. The TRC provides realistic training and cutting edge solutions to real world problems.

URL: http://www.terrorism.com/


TRAC – Syracuse University

Administered by Susan B Long, a Syracuse University professor, TRAC provides non-partisan, comprehensive statistics and data on federal law enforcement, staffing and spending.

URL: http://trac.syr.edu/


TruTV

Formerly Court TV, TruTV is the new generation of “actuality” programming, television’s destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective featuring high-stakes, action-packed original shows.

URL: http://www.trutv.com/


Uniform Crime Reports

Uniform Crime Reports provides reliable, uniform crime statistics and the most recent crime reports collected by the FBI and made available to the public.

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


United Nations – Human Rights

Webpage to the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, this site focuses on the functioning of the United Nations system in the field of human rights. Find educational information as well as recent issues, publications and press releases.

URL: http://www.ohchr.org/


U.S. Sentencing Commission

U.S. Sentencing Commission is a valuable resource for anyone who practices criminal law. Highlights are the complete text of the Sentencing Guidelines Manual, and a library of the commission’s research and reports on such matters as mandatory sentencing and drug policies.

URL: http://www.ussc.gov/


Vera Institute of Justice

The VERA Institute of Justice works with government officials, non-profit organizations and community residents in the U.S. as well as other countries, Vera designs and tests innovations that make the justice system more efficient, fair, equitable and respectful.

URL: http://www.vera.org/


Zeno’s Forensic Site

Zeno’s Forensic Site is an up-to-date and complete list of resources for forensics, including a list of various research organizations. Site offers sections for forensic sciences, forensic medicine, and forensic psychiatry.

URL: http://forensic.to/forensic.html