Web Links

Criminal Justice

Law Enforcement Test Preparation in the Learning Express Database. Under the Jobs & Careers section.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. This data is displayed in over 1,000 tables.

Crime and Clues; The Art and Science of Criminal Investigation is a collection of articles about crime scene investigation from a variety of practitioners, hosted by Daryl W. Clemens, a crime scene technician.

Crime Solutions - Evidence-based programs and what worked. Programs are reviewed by experts and have an easy to understand ratings system.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assualt Data Resource Center

Forensic-Evidence.com in the New Millenium includes police procedures, biological evidence, identification evidence and biological evidence articles. The webmaster is Andre Moenssens, Professor of Law Emeritus of the University of Missouri--Kansas City School of Law.

Forensic Science Links organized by subject. Recommended by a librarian.

Forensic Science Resources - Summary of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service provides sections on background history, legislation, and statistics from a variety of sources. Publications, programs, training, and additional resources round out this well-documented site.

Handbook of Forensic Services provides "guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting and preserving evidence and to describe the forensic examinations performed by the FBI Laboratory."

Hate on Display Hate Symbols Database contains hate symbols such as acronyms, graffiti, tattoos, and clothing.

Latent Print Examination - Detailed information about fingerprint collection, preservation, and processing, etc., for the layman and the expert.

Law Enforcement Links and Blogs - Internet Public Library

Law Enforcement Associations on the 'Net

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data provides free access to hundreds of downloadable criminal justice data collections for research and instruction. It also provides data resource guides on a wide variety of crime and justice related topics.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - has information on corrections, courts, crime prevention, criminal justice statistics, drugs and crime, international justice issues, justice grants, juvenile justice, law enforcement, research and evaluation, and resources for crime victims.

NCJRS Library contains a thesaurus, abstract database search, and links to online federal resources.

Topics A-Z - Each topic contains questions and answers along with recommended publications and resources.

Public Safety and Law National and State Links

Reddy's Forensics Page links to many excellent online resources.

Terrorism and National Security Links - Scroll down to the Terrorism section.

Ultimate Criminal Justice Resource Page - An excellent resource about what criminal justice is and careers in the field.

Uniform Crime Reports - FBI - Cover crime in the United States, hate crimes, and officers killed and assaulted.

U.S. Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Prisons - Inmate locator, facility locator, and weekly population reports.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Zeno's Forensic Site has great general links for online resources by Zeno Geradts, a forensic scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute.

More Links

Criminal Justice Resources from Michigan State University Libraries.

Online Journals

Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice :: APCJ

Forensic Science Communications is a journal published quarterly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

IJDE - International Journal of Digital Evidence "is a free quarterly online journal for discussion of theory, research, policy, and practice in the rapidly changing field of digital evidence."

Internet Journal for Forensic Science

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications.

The Open Forensic Science Journal Home Page

Professional Organizations

AAFS-American Academy of Forensic Science
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Board of Forensic Anthropology
American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
American Board of Forensic Odontology
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiners
Canadian Society of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Society
The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
The National Association of Medical Examiners
Society of Forensic Toxicologists
TWGFEX: the Technical Working Group for Fire and Explosions

Many of these sources were recommended by:
Alpi, Kristine M. "INTERNET RESOURCES; Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science: Sources for Scholars and Aficionados." C&RL News 64.9 (October 2003).