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Criminal Justice

Web Resources

Selected Criminal Justice Websites

American Society of Criminology – An international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. This site is subscription-based, however there are links to some divisions that content is open-access.

National Criminal Justice Association – The representative of state, tribal and local criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, the NCJA works to promote a balanced approach to communities’ complex public safety and criminal and juvenile justice system problems. Site includes directory of state agencies.

United States Department of Justice – Tasked to Enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law, ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic, provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service – A federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. A-Z Topics provides excellent link-out resources.

Homeland Security Digital Library – A premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management, meant to strengthen the national security of the United States by supporting local, state, tribal, territorial and federal analysis, debate, and decision-making needs and to assist academics of all disciplines in homeland defense and security related research.

National Institute of Justice

Non-Governmental Organizations

Prison Policy Initiative

The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.

Sentencing Project

Mission: The Sentencing Project promotes effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization of youth and adults by promoting racial, ethnic, economic, and gender justice.

Innocence Project

The Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

Marshall Project

The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We have an impact on the system through journalism, rendering it more fair, effective, transparent and humane.

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
United Nations entity established in 1967 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice.

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) – A nonprofit nonpartisan organization whose mission is to reduce society’s reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems.

Vera Institute of Justice – Works to help build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities.

Other Government Websites