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Crime and Justice Links

Federal sites:

The Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source of CJ statistics. Includes links to publications, crime and justice data from other sources, and NACJD.

Law Library of Congress, Guide to Law Online
An annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

FedWorld Information Network
Includes the GPO, federal job search information, government reports, selected Supreme Court decisions (not all).

Includes crime statistics /the UCR, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, career information, etc.

Government Accountability Office
Includes information on the GAO and its publications.

Library of Congress World Wide Web Home Page
Includes THOMAS (legislative information).

United States Department of Justice Home Page
Information on its organizations/agencies (including BJS, DEA, FBI, INS, & NCJRS), publications, employment; search engine.

The National Institute of Justice
The research and evaluation arm of the Justice Department. Downloadable publications and grant information. Search engine. Links to NCJRS, PAVNET, NACJD.

National Security Agency
Information on the purpose of the NSA; history, research, careers, kids page.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Part of the Department of Homeland Security. Responsible for border security.  Information on travel, careers, etc.

International sites:

United Nations office on Drugs and crime-Crime and Justice Information Network, Center for International Crime Prevention
Links to the United Nations CJ Information Network.  Information on terrorism and organized crime.  Publications and statistics.

State and local sites:

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Information on the DRC, job openings, research, statistics, publications, corrections links, resources for crime victims, etc.

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
The OCJS site provides information on agency activities, publications, grant information, statistics, career opportunities, etc.

Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Institute at Kent State University with a multidisciplinary approach to the study and control  of violence.

Kent State University Police Department
Information on KSU's police department, including employment contact and crime statistics.

Other sites of interest:

Crime Victims

Victim Assistance Online
An information, research, and networking resource for victim assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines, and all interested in the field of victimology.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
National victim advocacy organization.  Information on events and projects.

Law Enforcement

Links to law enforcement sites, as well as information on a variety of CJ issues. National and international police agency home pages.

The Police Officer's Internet Directory
This site contains 1,000s of links pertaining to law enforcement (and criminal justice in general).  Has links to many law enforcement agencies in Ohio.  Well organized.  Includes employment information, legal codes, international CJ information, agencies, etc.

National Sheriffs' Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in law enforcement.


Legal information on the web
Helps users find legal information on the web.  Helpful links for students and the general public.  Provides access to legal cases and codes.

Internet Legal Research Group
Extensive collection of information and links to legal resources for the scholar, practitioner, and general public, this site is an index of more than 3,000 Web sites chosen for providing unique and valuable on-line legal resources under such categories as legislation, government, education, and news.  Links to home pages of many law reviews, journals, and schools, plus information on law school rankings.  Also links to directories of expert testimony and consultant resources.

Law school rankings
Information for the person interested in going to law school.  Extensive information on the “best” law schools.  Student, faculty, and program data.


American Correctional Association
Over 125 years old, this organization is comprised of the many facets of corrections, including federal, state, and military correctional facilities, jails and detention centers, probation and parole agencies, and community corrections.  Information on conferences, publications, jobs, and more.  Now has on-line job listing and resume posting for job-hunters.

Research and reference sources

National Criminal Justice Reference Service's (NCJRS) Justice Information Center
Rich site including information and publications on criminological subjects.

University of Michigan Documents Center Online Directory
This site is an exhaustive collection of reference materials and links to local, State, Federal, and international government resources.  Statistics, news, and related political science information, including bibliographies and online search tutorials.

National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Information Systems
Source for collection and dissemination of CJ information system resources, shareware, etc.

Mitretek Criminal Justice Information Technology Institute
Mitretek Systems is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), scientific research and engineering corporation that provides technical support in the area of criminal justice information systems.  Nice, well-organized page with links to CJ sites, including state and local agencies.

Vera Institute of Justice
"Think tank" with information on justice-related research projects, publications, library, etc.

Institute for Law and Justice Homepage
Private company that provides research and services in CJ. Sponsors conferences. Includes publications and CJ links.

Academic (CJ programs) web pages

Florida State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Page
Links to many criminal justice sites. (Including links to federal agencies, NCJRS, international resources, all aspects of law, etc.)

Kent State University's Department of Justice Studies
Justice Studies
Our host.  Information on undergraduate and graduate programs, links page, etc.

Data sources:

ICPSR Homepage
Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research; one can search for publicly available data sets.

GSS-The General Social Survey
Information on the GSS. Includes codebook information, simple data analysis, and data extraction (create your own portable subset of GSS data).

NACJD (National Archives for Criminal Justice Data
Site allows you to browse and download CJ data sets. Also, UCR data.  Some of the data sets are available for on-line statistical analysis.

Professional Associations:

American Society of Criminology's Homepage
Along with ACJS, the most important professional association for Criminologists. Information on the annual conference, employment information for academic job seekers.  Links to the websites of undergraduate and graduate criminology and criminal justice programs in the U.S. and abroad.  (Student members welcome.)

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Home Page
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association established in 1963 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.  Site includes information on the annual conference, CJ program certification, academic Employment Bulletin, etc. Links to criminal justice sites. (Student members welcome.) 

Midwestern Criminal Justice Association
Association dedicated to quality education and research in the field of criminal justice, as well as the promotion of cooperation and information exchange among criminal justice agencies.  Includes the states and provinces of MI, IN, IL, OH, MN, IA, MO, SD, ND, NE, KN, WI, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.  (Student members welcome.)

Employment sites:

MSU Criminal Justice Job Information
Web site from Michigan State University providing links to a variety of information sources on jobs in the field of criminal justice, including a variety of public and private (commercial) sites.

Corrections connection Job information in the corrections area.  Of interest to both job seekers and employers.  Post your job (or resume) on-line.  Links to federal, state, and general job resources.

Criminal Justice Careers
How to plan your career and find a job in criminal justice.  Useful for those just starting their college education, as well as those closer to graduating.  Search strategies, links to various criminal justice web sites with job information. Page by Dr. Philip Reichel.

State of Ohio Employment
Information on jobs with the state of Ohio.  Searchable job database by agency, job title, and county.  Civil service job application form available for download.  Internships available for Criminal Justice/Social Science majors in some agencies.

Jobs from the Chronicle for Higher Education
Major source of career information for academics and researchers (job listings for those with advanced (graduate) degrees).  “Chronicle careers” page allows job-seekers to post c.v.’s, etc. for free.  Links to other academic job web sites.

Federal (U.S. government) jobs
The U.S. government's official site for employment. You can search by job categories and also download vacancy announcements.  Sign up to be a USAJobs member, and you may create a resume on-line and receive automated job alerts.

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