Criminology and Criminal Justice
Corrections Connection: A weekly-updated online magazine on corrections issues, services, products and more. Over 5000 pages in size, the site contains databases, contact information, online articles, research materials and links to over 10,000 corrections-related sites. And this only begins to describe what's available.
Criminal Justice Resources: Topical indexes to online information on a wide variety of criminal justice projects, agencies, information and statistics.
Criminologists without Borders: Criminologists without Borders is a group of criminologists, researchers, professors, and those working in the field who seek to apply scientific findings and "best practices" to the policies and operations of crime prevention and criminal justice systems.
European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI): HEUNI is the European link in the network of institutes operating within the framework of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme. It was established to promote the exchange of information on crime prevention and criminal justice among European countries. Included on their site are profiles of the criminal justice systems in countries across Eastern and Western Europe.
ICC Victims' Rights Working Group: The Victims' Rights Working Group's main objectives have been to raise the awareness of governments and others about victims' issues, to ensure that the Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence adequately provided for victims' rights to be protected and respected, and their needs and concerns to be met throughout the judicial process of the International Criminal Court.. The site includes background information, online documents and reports, and a link to their listserv.
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy: The Centre is an independent, non-profit institute, officially affiliated with the United Nations. They are dedicated to making a substantial contribution to national and international efforts to reduce crime and improve justice. This site contains publications, occasional papers and reports, an events/conference listing and on-line forum facility, plus links to affiliated organizations.
International Centre for Prevention of Crime: An extensive site dealing will all aspects of crime prevention, legislation and planning. Included is a 100 item "Best Practices" listing and much more.
International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence: As defined by their site: "Therapeutic Jurisprudence concentrates on the law's impact on emotional life and psychological well-being. It is a perspective that regards the law (rules of law, legal procedures, and roles of legal actors) itself as a social force that often produces therapeutic or anti-therapeutic consequences. It does not suggest that therapeutic concerns are more important than other consequences or factors, but it does suggest that the law's role as a potential therapeutic agent should be recognized and systematically studied. "
Internet Journal of Criminology: The Internet Journal of Criminology (IJC) is a free access online journal. The primary aim of the journal is to publish international, scholarly and peer-reviewed criminology articles of the highest standard from many areas of expertise including the criminal justice system, crime reduction, delinquency, hate crimes and deviant social behaviour.
Internet Legal Resource Guide: Listing over 4000 sites in 238 nations and with more than 850 stored page and downloadable files, this is a very comprehensive source of information on law around the world, though mainly focusing on the USA.
Legal Research on International Law Issues Using the Internet: An amazingly detailed listing of online legal resources dealing with international law.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: A large site, dealing with all aspects of human rights. There's too much information available here to even try and list.
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI): The objective of UNICRI is to contribute, through research, training, field activities and the collection, exchange and dissemination of information, to the formulation and implementation of improved policies in the field of crime prevention and control. Included are listings of projects/conferences, publications, documents and links of interest.
World Criminal Justice Library Network: A good online directory, connecting you to many internationals libraries and online criminal justice resources.
World Fact Book of Criminal Justice Systems - Bureau of Justice Statistics: This fact book describes the criminal justice systems of 42 countries around the world.
World Wide Legal Information Association: A Canadian-based non-profit organization who's mandate is to "Make legal information available to the world". Links on this site very large site lead to law related sites around the world.
Crime Research Centre: This centre, a joint initiative of the State government and the University of Western Australia, collects and analyzes statistical information, promotes original research in all areas of criminology.
Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission: Based in Manitoba, this commission works to ensure aboriginal peoples receive justice within the court system and to develop implementation strategies for recommendations aimed at improving justice programs and services for First Nations and Métis people in Manitoba.
LAW Net: A wealth of information on - and links to - Canadian issues and law, victim's rights and support groups, advocacy and resource material.
Canadian Centre for Court Technology: The Centre works to create and facilitate a collaboration and education environment that acts as a catalyst for innovation to the effective use of information technology in the Courts to enhance public access to the Justice System.
Canadian Criminal Justice Association: The CCJA is a membership organization dedicated to the improvement of the criminal justice system in Canada. They publish the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice: A joint initiative of the Canadian Bar Association and the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta. The Forum is an independent and neutral organization, whose purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and experience on civil justice reform to assist the judiciary, courts, governments and other interested parties. The Forum will provide services in both of Canada's official languages.
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime National Justice Network: The NJN Update is a monthly newsletter through which victims of crime, victim services workers, other criminal justice professionals and interested parties are kept abreast of current issues. Interested persons or organizations will receive updates on what bills have been introduced; what stages they are at; who is doing what for victims and what is happening in areas such as young offenders, high risk offenders, conditional release and victims' rights.
Correctional Service of Canada: The home page of this organization. Included on the site are links to information and online publications on correctional issues.
Department of Justice: Canada: This site gives direct and detailed information on present Justice related legislation, new laws and progress of legislation through Parliament, as well as general information on criminal justice in Canada.
Jurist Canada: Known as "The Law Professors' Network", this online magazine and contact site contains information and links on -- and to -- an enormous amount of news, information and resources of use to professionals in the Canadian legal system and interested third parties.
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada: The home page of the new portfolio of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. It includes emergency preparedness, crisis management, national security, corrections, policing, oversight, crime prevention and border functions.
University of Toronto's Centre of Criminology Information Service: A collection of links leading to databases, data collections, link directories and online information services on criminology.
University of Hong Kong Centre for Criminology: This website contains much of interest to the student of criminology and to those interested in Asian affairs. Included are links to research, publications and the Hong Kong Society of Criminology.
British Society of Criminology: The Society aims to further the interests and knowledge, both academic & professional, of persons engaged in any aspect of teaching and research, & advance & research public education about crime, criminal behaviour, and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies: A UK organization who's purpose is to advance the education of the public, and in particular of those engaged in the administration of criminal justice and the treatment of offenders, in the causes and prevention of delinquency and crime, the treatment of offenders, and the principles and operation of the criminal justice process both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Crown Prosecution Service Prosecution Policy and Guidance: Policy and guideline statements for UK prosecutors for dealing specific types of offences or victimization.
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association established to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.
American Society of Criminology: The homepage of this organization. Links on the site lead to information on meetings, ASC publications, policies and procedures and links of interest.
Bureau of Justice Statistics : A division of the US Dept. of Justice, BJS collects and analyzes statistics on all matters pertaining to crime, law enforcement, offenders, victims, courts, corrections and other data. A goldmine of information.
Center for Court Innovation: The Center is a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation both locally and nationally. Their site includes listings of their projects, a collection of online documents and papers, as well as links to outside organizations.
Justice Center Website, University of Alaska: A well organized and coherent site, listing criminal justice information for Alaska, the US, Canada and some international links. Included is information on the UAA's Justice Research center and their degree programs.
Justice Research and Statistics Association: JRSA is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations. Through links on this site you can access each of the State Statistical Analysis Centers, or look through their clearinghouse of state justice programs, research and data.
JUSTNET - National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center: A National Institute of Justice Program, this site acts as a central information exchange for organizations and services interested in criminal justice and technology. Project listings, technology databases, service and assistance listings and both public and restricted discussion boards are all available here.
Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project: The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project is a national effort coordinated by the Council of State Governments (CSG) to help local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illness who become involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system. The Consensus Project promotes practical, flexible approaches to this issue through educational presentations, technical assistance, and the dissemination of information about programs, research, and policy developments in the field.
Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice: Models for Change is a national initiative to accelerate reform of juvenile justice systems across the country. Focused on efforts in select states, the initiative aims to create replicable models for reform that effectively hold young people accountable for their actions, provide for their rehabilitation, protect them from harm, increase their life chances, and manage the risk they pose to themselves and to public safety.
National Crime Prevention Council: A tremendous resource for those looking for information on crime prevention, community building and planning; it includes program examples, neighbourhood action plans, training and special topics.
National Crime Victim Law Institute: The National Crime Victim Law Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. NCVLI is the only national organization in the country working to assert victims’ rights in criminal trial courts. In addition to its teaching mission, NCVLI performs a number of critical functions:
- Maintains and disseminates a resource bank of crime victim law
- Assists attorneys who provide direct legal services to crime victims
- Works to establish legal clinics nationwide to represent victims in court
- Files amicus briefs advocating for crime victims’ rights in the courts
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database: Contains summaries of more than 140,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.
National Family Court Watch Project: The National Family Court Watch Project is dedicated to providing an impartial assessment of the effectiveness of family courts in dealing with custody, visitation, support and property issues.
National Institute of Justice International Center: The US NIJ has opened their online International Center, with links leading to a vast array of online documents and papers from a number of collections, as well as links to United Nations events and data, information on international crime and justice, as well as resources for information on grants and funding.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics: This site presents the Sourcebook, compilation of which is an annual event and an ongoing process. As such, updates of tables and new data sources continually are received and prepared for presentation in the next edition. The site will be updated regularly to reflect these new data as they will appear in the next edition.
The Law and Society Association: The Association publishes the Law & Society Review, sponsors annual conferences and educational workshops, and fosters the development of academic programs in law and society around the world. For students and new scholars, the Association encourages participation in its workshops and mentorship program.
University of Minnesota's Human Rights Library: An extensive collection of links, databases and documents dealing with Human Rights, the law surrounding this issue and other pertinent information.
Western Society of Criminology: The Western Society of Criminology (WSC) is a major regional professional Criminological society. It is devoted to the scientific study of crime and supplies information to criminology scholars, students, government officials and public and private practitioners from around the world.