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Courts and Law Coverage Beat Guide
From the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Simply go to the website and page click on "Learn more" on the "New Resource" box.

Victims and the Media Program
From the Michigan State University's School of Journalism, this site "educates journalists of today and tomorrow about how to report on victims of violence and catastrophe with the dignity, compassion and sensitivity they deserve." It provides journalists information on trauma and the impact it can have on them. Includes a three-week online course for victim advocates and service providers on how to Build an Effective Media Strategy.

SavetheNews.org: Database Tracking Journalists Arrested a Occupy Protests

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System

Covering Guns
A non-partisan guide for journalists from Al Tompkins.

Crimevictims.gov
A guide to those rights and resources for crime victims at the federal and state level.

National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern University School of Law site about a group freeing prisoners wrongfully accused of serious crimes. Includes resources, experts, news and events page and bios of many of the people freed.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Prosecutors Research Institute
Newsletter, newsroom, research and publications on a wide variety of topics, including child abuse, homeland security, traffic law, DNA, gun violence, gangs, identity crime, white collar crime and crimes against women.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
A great collection of resources, experts and education on child abuse, sexual abuse, violence against women, etc.

The National Center for Prosecution of Violence Against Women
Part of the American Prosecutors Research Institute.

Bureau of Justice: Family Violence Statistics

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
"The oldest criminal justice research organization in America, NCCD promotes effective, humane, fair, and economically sound solutions to family, community, and justice problems. The organization conducts research, promotes reform initiatives, and seeks to work with individuals, public and private organizations, and the media to prevent and reduce crime and delinquency."

Washington Post: World's Deadliest Mass Shootings

Journalists Resource: Studies on Firearm Violence

Journalists Resource: Research on Mass Shootings

Bureau of Prisons Library Web Site
A wealth of resources covering the field of corrections and related fields of study including, criminology, sociology, psychology, and business.

Broadcastify
Tap into public safety scanner traffic: EMS, rail, aviation, fire and police.

U.S. Department of Justice: Office for Victims of Crime
FBI site designed to help catch bank robbers.

CQ Press: City Rankings (Crime) 2008

Gun Law Forum
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Juvenile Hearings
Guidelines on access to juvenile courts.

National Bureau of Economic Research: Stand Your Ground Laws and Homicides

Sheriff Alerts: Sex Offender Local Lookup and Notification

International Center for Not-For-Profit Law Directory
The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has a searchable directory of legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world. ICNL's Online Library currently contains 2,300 resources from 144 countries in 37 languages. The center is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.

Center at Georgetown University for the Study of Violence: Violence News

Taser Gun Web Site
Press clippings, outlines of target zones, and more.

SafetyDefense.net: Stun Gun Laws By State

ID Theft Basics
Background from the University of Oklahoma Police Department.

Criminal Justice Journalists: Crime Resources
A nice collection of links for crime beat reporters.

FBI Uniform Crime Report (.pdf)
The site features an image map that helps locate stats from major cities. Sort stats by type of crime, too.

ComputerUser.com: Internet and Identity Theft

FBI: Detecting Fake IDs

NFC Global

NationalFraud.com

Police Foundation Research Brief: Catching Career Criminals

360Degrees.org: The U.S. Criminal Justice System
Perspectives on the U.S. justice system.

Washington Post Supreme Court Coverage
In-depth coverage and facts about the highest court in the land.

Covering Courts Criminal Justice Links
Dr. Greek's criminal justice links.

Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media
A tips and ideas sheet from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School. Designed to help journalists cover suicide responsibly.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Food Marketing Institute: 50 Most Popular Items Stolen from a Market

National Neighborhood Watch

Office of National Drug Control Policy

National Clandestine Laboratory Register
Use the image map on this DEA site that reports locations where law enforcement agencies found drug labs, etc.

Clandestine Laboratory Investigators Association
Nonprofit organization dedicated to provide training, technical support, legislation assistance and expert testimony to all law enforcement, prosecutors and emergency service personnel.

National Rifle Association

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

American Hunters and Shooters Association

Gun Law News

MethResources.gov
News, links, treatment, information for policymakers and other issues related to methamphetamine.

VineLink: Who's in Jail/Prison
Use this image map to select a state, then sort through the listed jails and prisons to track who's in jail and who is about to be released. A great resource.

National Fallen Firefighters Association

COPS: Concerns of Police Survivors

National Town Watch

Police Notebook
Crime safety tips from the University of Oklahoma Police Department. Good tips for on and off campus.

FEMA: U.S. Fire Administration
Fire emergency resources.

PBS Frontline: Criminal Justice
A collection of companion Web sites on various crime, legal system and justice topics.

CrimeLibrary.com
Collection of stories from famous murder cases. Information on psychological profiles of the criminal mind.

Reporter.org
Click on "courts and the law" and "crime and law enforcement". Includes many links to key criminal justice sites.

Privacy Rights.org
Documented identity theft cases are archived on this site.

Criminal Justice Journalists Resources

Law and Policy Institutions Guide
A great collection of legal and legislative information.

PI Newslink
A blog for private investigators/researchers.

Law and Policy Institutions Guide
A great collection of legal and legislative information.

PI Newslink
A blog for private investigators/researchers.

DrugWar.com
Opinion, commentary and resources on the war on drugs.

Police Executive Research Forum
Provides links to many important criminal justice agencies.

U.S. Justice Department: White Collar Crime

The National White Collar Crime Center
Source contact information and research.

High Technology Crime Investigation Association

2007 FBI Bank Robbery Statistics

Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Mob Project
A great in-depth series on organized crime in Chicago.

Cyberspace Inmates
Lists 1,625 inmates' sites.

PrisonPennPals.com
Lists 1,006 inmates' web sites.

White House Drug Office

AndreaCampbell.com
A forensic scientist, Campbell will soon have a book out, "Legal Ease: A Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure" and is offers contact information as a source at her Web site.

Police Abuses
This site examines what it calls common obstacles to accountability for police abuse in fourteen large cities, from Atlanta to Boston to San Francisco.

Florida State: Graphic of the Criminal Justice System
An interactive graphic of the criminal justice system.

Diana K. Sugg: Police Reporting
Anyone starting a new beat should be sure to read this article from a veteran cops reporter now on the health beat.

Child Abuse Prevention
An long list of state and federal resources.

About's Organized Crime Page

Youth Crime Watch of America
News articles, links and other resources on crime prevention targeted at kids.

Mako.org.au
Listing almost 500 Australian convicted sex offenders.

National Funeral Directors Association
Stats and other resources.

Fraud Defense Network

Crime Magazine
An encyclopedia of crime, organized by types.

Australia's National Crime Prevention Site
Links, databases and more.

Prison Zone

National Crime Justice Reference Service: The International Chiefs of Police

State Fire Marshals

Burn Prevention Foundation

Burn Prevention Foundation

Fire Fighters Association

The Journalism Center on Children & Families

The Journalism Center on Children & Families: Tips for Covering Child Sex Abuse Cases

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Takes effect October 2002.

PrisonFellowship.org
Run by former Watergate convict Charles Colson, this ministry works with churches and community groups to provide fellowship for prisoners and former prisoners.

Casebook: Jack the Ripper

The Lindbergh Case

The Memory Hole: CIA Crimes
Features a congressional report on CIA-sponsored international crimes that includes data citing a large number of crimes committed by CIA agents in other countries.

LII.org: U.S. Patriot Act Resources
Resources from the Librarian?s Index to the Internet.

USACops.com
Handy image map links you to local law enforcement agencies. Great for sourcing out-of-state.

USCourts.gov: Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts

CourtReference.com
Offers state-by-state links to online court record search services at trial courts and government agencies. Find court locations, other legal services offered and more.

Court Records Blog
Part of CourtReference.com's site, this blog covers some of the basics of court records, understanding documents, how a court room works, etc.

Free Public Records Directory
Free state court resources.

Knight Center: A Beat Guide to: Courts & the Law

Covering Crime and Justice: A Guide for Journalists

U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Justice Programs

Michigan State: Victims and the Media Program

UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Office for Victims of Crime

U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Justice Programs

ExpertPages.com
A legal site that lists more than 140 expert witnesses on litigation issues. Can be helpful for sourcing stories on various topics, which are listed alphabetically.

Poynter: Tips for Covering Mass Shootings
Track who is tweeting a site or blog.

National Runaway Switchboard
Media page and expert sources on the topic.

National Legal Aid & Defenders Association

Knight Center Beat Guide: Courts & the Law

NFL Player Arrests 2000-Present
List compiled by the San Diego Tribune and published in May 2007. Great for reference.

National Clandestine Laboratory Register
DEA site features an image map of the U.S. that helps you track labs, locations, seizures, etc.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Clandestine Laboratory Investigators Association
Lists experts on the topic. Great for sourcing.

Methamphetamine Treatment Project
Studies treatment for methamphetamine dependence.

MethResources.gov
Meth research, stats, etc.

The Methamphetamine Menace
Fact sheets, how states are handling the issue.

Methamphetamine Publications
Various publications listed on this site.

Tips for Uncovering Sealed Cases

SecretNoMore: Publicly Accessible FBI Files

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
Has several helpful resources, including a blood alcohol content calculator.

FBI Violent Crimes Statistics 2006
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

Federal Hate Crime Legislation

PrisonTalk.com
Relatives and friends of prison inmates use the site to find advice on a range of issues affecting them. Crime reporters might find this site useful for generating story ideas or sourcing.

JudgePedia.org
A great election resource that tracks state supreme courts, their elections and news on judges.

SPJ: Prison Access Policies
State-by-state list of media access policies for prisons.


Maryland-Virgina Sniper Shootings

Washington Post Coverage
Stories, columns, photos, graphics, video helpful links, etc.

Crime Library.com: Serial Killers Page

Crime Magazine
An encyclopedia of crime, organized by types.


Rural Pipe Bombings

Reporter's Toolkit: Covering Sexual Assaults on Campus
From the Center for Public Integrity.

ATF: Stats and Resources on Mailbox Pipe Bombings
Press statements, studies, stats and more.

National Academies: Better Pipe Bomb Detection Needed
Information calling for new research being needed to improve detection, identification techniques for finding pipe bombs, catching bomb makers.

Emergency.com: History of Pipe Bombings
Some stats and references to past pipe bombings.


Crime and Terrorist Attacks

Terrorism Research Center
Resources and research including comprehensive listing of links to terrorism-related Web pages including profiles of individual terrorist groups compiled by the U.S. Navy's Dudley Knox Library.

National Police Chaplains Association
Has some terrorist-attack related resources.

Chicago Crime
Author Kevin Guilfoile writes about Chicago crime issues, trends, history, etc.

BanditTrackerChicago.com
FBI site designed to help catch bank robbers.

TOOOL: Lock Picking Organization

Lock Pickology

Lock Picking 101

EZPicking.com

Crime Directories and Links

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Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

Auto Theft Information
Statistics and research on stolen cars.

Law Enforcement Sites
Includes a global guide to law enforcement resources. The site includes links to agencies, laws, magazines and other documents.

Criminal Justice Sourcebook
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, links to several crime-related reference works from more than 100 sources.

Police Officers' Internet Directory
Links to state law enforcement agencies, law libraries, criminal justice information.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Findlaw Cases and Codes
Look up case summaries, jurisdictions, historical documents, etc.

WomensLaw.org

AP: Compare Gun Control Laws by State

Dart Center: Resources for Covering Newtown
Full of links to studies, tips.

E-Justice Blog

RAND Corporation Civil Justice Research
Federally funded documents center has a variety of links, reports and resources on civil justice issues.

CopSeek Law Enforcement Links

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Newsroom and list of commission members, contact information.

Global Legal Information Network
A public government database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available for most jurisdictions.

Crime Databases and Statistics

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Campus Security Statistics
Reported incidents at U.S. colleges.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Safest Cities List
A list of America's safest and most dangerous cities (as of December 2001).

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
From the State University of New York at Albany.

Interpol Most Wanted "Red Notices"

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Searchable databases of 500+ criminal-justice data collections.

Property Room: Stolen Property Lookup

Crimenet.com
A combined information service on criminal records, stolen property, missing persons, wanted persons, con artists and unsolved crimes.

PoliceForum.org
Site features cops from large jurisdictions and has done lots of stuff on police shootings, etc.

National Registry of Sex Offenders
Links to all the state sex offender databases run by state or local police. Search by zip code for names and addresses of sex offenders in a particular community. Some of these sites, such as Illinois have fairly complete databases. However, some have less than one-third of all sex offenders registered. Be sure to double-check any information you get.

State Sex Offender Registries
Thirty-four states have them, but many are under review for accuracy.

PsychLaws: Tragedies Database
Search by state.

Poynter.org: Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

WHO@ (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

MotherJones.com: Debt to Society/Prison Issues
The site offers a searchable database on the prison systems of all 50 states over a 20-year period, including details on prison spending vs. education spending.

Crime Spider
Links you to one of the best sites on the Web. Type in a word and find information on cybercrime, forensics, the FBI, investigation techniques, serial killers, missing persons, gang violence and more.

Bureau of Justics Statistics: Household Crimes Study

ChicagoCrime.org
Uses Google maps to track crime patterns.

Department of Justice: National Crime Victimization Survey
A searchable database of stats and studies on various crimes.

CriminalWatchDog.com
Provides criminal background reports to employers, landlords or anyone wishing to ensure their safety. Users can access their own private database of saved criminal record reports. U.S. state, county, national, federal and sex offender registry reports are available.

IRE/NICAR Homicide Database
Contains new FBI database that details the age, sex and race information of offenders and victims, as well as other details.

The Crime Library

Jury Verdict Research
A for-profit company that maintains a database of nearly 200,000 verdicts and settlements resulting from personal injury claims.

Disastercenter.com Crime Stats
Search nationally and by state.

Corrections.com Inmate Database
Includes searchable databases of inmates in several states, as well as links to crime fighting organizations and agencies.

IRE and NICAR: Legal Databases
There is a fee for the legal databases.

U.S. DOT: Fatal Accident Reporting System Database
This links to details and samples of the data. NICAR charges for the full database. The data covers 1975-2001 and contains information on automobile accidents on public U.S. roads that resulted in the death of one or more people within 30 days of the accident.

CrimeMapping
Developed by The Omega Group to help law enforcement agencies throughout North America provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity in their neighborhood.

North Carolina Corrections Database
Prisoners & fun facts about prisoners, such as what they're in for and for how long.

State Cell Phone Use and Texting While Driving Laws

Stanford University: Prison Experiment
An online tour of a 1971 psychology experiment on California college students sent to prison. Photos, video, background. Interesting research.

U.S. Surveillance Statistics
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the U.S. Courts. 2001 Wiretap Report.

BlackBookInfo
Contains links to a number of databases including unclaimed property, railroad accidents, currency converter, attorney and physician profiles, language translators, crime reports, etc.

Social Security Death Records

Public Records Online
Search state-by-state criminal records, real estate information and more.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Several different kinds of federal statistics on crime and justice.

Department of Justice's Stats Page

LemonLaw.com

PublicRecords.net.

Criminal-Records.com
Search federal court, divorce court, marriage licenses, military records and more.

JoinTogether.org
A study was released project associated with Boston University School of Public Health that found that the 1989 Massachusetts statute that adds jail time when drugs are sold when 1,000 feet of a school (which many states have on their books) has failed to drive drug dealers from school yards.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
A guide to official government statistics and information on various crime stats.

CrimeLynx.com
Legal resource center with expert links, policy and research links.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Jail Population Study
Study: More than 6.5 million adults were jailed, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, a record-high number that represents 3.1 p of the country's total population or 1 of every 32 adults. Look up your state.

2007 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

2007 FBI Bank Robbery Statistics

2006 FBI Violent Crimes Statistics
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

2005 FBI Uniform Crime Report

2001 FBI Crime Statistics Summary
Also available as a full-text document.

TBO.com: Crime Tracker
A tool to track crime statistics, neighborhood by neighborhood; from Tampa Bay Online & WFLA-TV.

Crime and Clues: Art and Science of Criminal Investigation
Articles on various crime-scene investigation issues.

Crime Directories and Links

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Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

Auto Theft Information
Statistics and research on stolen cars.

Law Enforcement Sites
Includes a global guide to law enforcement resources. The site includes links to agencies, laws, magazines and other documents.

Criminal Justice Sourcebook
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, links to several crime-related reference works from more than 100 sources.

Police Officers' Internet Directory
Links to state law enforcement agencies, law libraries, criminal justice information.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

CopSeek Law Enforcement Links

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Newsroom and list of commission members, contact information.

Crime News

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Criminal Justice Journalists: Crime and Justice News

FindLaw Legal News: Crime

Findlaw.com: 9-11 Legal Cases
A full listing of the civil and criminal cases. A valuable resource!

APB News Online
The site is back under new ownership and is still posting crime news.

Corrections.com
This site for prison administrators includes many interesting stories and studies on prison issues and trends.

In the News
Blog by a forensic psychologist about psychology and the law.

Criminal Justice Journalists

FBI Cyber Scams
Tips on scams involving bogus e-mails, greeting cards, etc.

GanglandNews.com
Mob news and notes.

Famous Mugshots
Police mugs of celebrities.

Crime Databases and Statistics

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2007 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

2007 FBI Bank Robbery Statistics

2006 FBI Violent Crimes Statistics
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

2005 FBI Uniform Crime Report

2001 FBI Crime Statistics Summary
Also available as a full-text document.

Safest Cities List
A list of America's safest and most dangerous cities (as of December 2001).

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
From the State University of New York at Albany.

Interpol Most Wanted "Red Notices"

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Searchable databases of 500+ criminal-justice data collections.

Property Room: Stolen Property Lookup

Crimenet.com
A combined information service on criminal records, stolen property, missing persons, wanted persons, con artists and unsolved crimes.

PoliceForum.org
Site features cops from large jurisdictions and has done lots of stuff on police shootings, etc.

National Registry of Sex Offenders
Links to all the state sex offender databases run by state or local police. Search by zip code for names and addresses of sex offenders in a particular community. Some of these sites, such as Illinois have fairly complete databases. However, some have less than one-third of all sex offenders registered. Be sure to double-check any information you get.

State Sex Offender Registries
Thirty-four states have them, but many are under review for accuracy.

PsychLaws: Tragedies Database
Search by state.

Poynter.org: Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

WHO@ (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

MotherJones.com: Debt to Society/Prison Issues
The site offers a searchable database on the prison systems of all 50 states over a 20-year period, including details on prison spending vs. education spending.

Crime Spider
Links you to one of the best sites on the Web. Type in a word and find information on cybercrime, forensics, the FBI, investigation techniques, serial killers, missing persons, gang violence and more.

Bureau of Justics Statistics: Household Crimes Study

ChicagoCrime.org
Uses Google maps to track crime patterns.

Department of Justice: National Crime Victimization Survey
A searchable database of stats and studies on various crimes.

CriminalWatchDog.com
Provides criminal background reports to employers, landlords or anyone wishing to ensure their safety. Users can access their own private database of saved criminal record reports. U.S. state, county, national, federal and sex offender registry reports are available.

IRE/NICAR Homicide Database
Contains new FBI database that details the age, sex and race information of offenders and victims, as well as other details.

The Crime Library

Jury Verdict Research
A for-profit company that maintains a database of nearly 200,000 verdicts and settlements resulting from personal injury claims.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

White House Social Statistics/Crime Briefing Room

Justice Research and Statistics Association

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Disastercenter.com Crime Stats
Search nationally and by state.

Corrections.com Inmate Database
Includes searchable databases of inmates in several states, as well as links to crime fighting organizations and agencies.

IRE and NICAR: Legal Databases
There is a fee for the legal databases.

U.S. DOT: Fatal Accident Reporting System Database
This links to details and samples of the data. NICAR charges for the full database. The data covers 1975-2001 and contains information on automobile accidents on public U.S. roads that resulted in the death of one or more people within 30 days of the accident.

North Carolina Corrections Database
Prisoners & fun facts about prisoners, such as what they're in for and for how long.

Stanford University: Prison Experiment
An online tour of a 1971 psychology experiment on California college students sent to prison. Photos, video, background. Interesting research.

U.S. Surveillance Statistics
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the U.S. Courts. 2001 Wiretap Report.

BlackBookInfo
Contains links to a number of databases including unclaimed property, railroad accidents, currency converter, attorney and physician profiles, language translators, crime reports, etc.

Social Security Death Records

Public Records Online
Search state-by-state criminal records, real estate information and more.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Several different kinds of federal statistics on crime and justice.

Department of Justice's Stats Page

LemonLaw.com

PublicRecords.net.

Criminal-Records.com
Search federal court, divorce court, marriage licenses, military records and more.

JoinTogether.org
A study was released project associated with Boston University School of Public Health that found that the 1989 Massachusetts statute that adds jail time when drugs are sold when 1,000 feet of a school (which many states have on their books) has failed to drive drug dealers from school yards.

CrimeLynx.com
Legal resource center with expert links, policy and research links.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Jail Population Study
Study: More than 6.5 million adults were jailed, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, a record-high number that represents 3.1 p of the country's total population or 1 of every 32 adults. Look up your state.

Campus Security Statistics
Reported incidents at U.S. colleges.

TBO.com: Crime Tracker
A tool to track crime statistics, neighborhood by neighborhood; from Tampa Bay Online & WFLA-TV.

Crime Associations and Organizations

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Anti-Defamation League
Organization has information on hate groups and terrorism.

The Innocence Project
A searchable database of states offering projects to free wrongfully accused prisoners through DNA and other evidence. Run by the Cardozo School of Law in NYC.

American Correctional Association
Press inquiries, background and more.

Parents of Murdered Children
An activist/support group site that includes some studies, newsletters and other helpful information.

Center to Prevent Handgun Violence

National Rifle Association

Treatment Advocacy Center
Studies on mental illness, treatments, and various laws and legal interpretations.

National Organization of Victim Assistance

Violence Policy Center
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

The National Center for Missing Adults

Office of National Drug Control Policy

WHO@ (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

Death Penalty Information Center
Opposes capital punishment.

Officer Down Memorial Page
Names, photos and case information for police officers killed on duty over the past 100 years. View by state, department, year and date.

National Police Suicide Foundation
This site offers links, statistics, research, library and other helpful background.

Police Executive Research Forum
News page, free document library, sources.

Center for Identity Management and Information Protection
Part of Utica College, the site offers a media center, research projects and can connect you with expert sources.

Identity Theft Resource Center
A nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. Site includes a media page and a resource library.

PhotoEnforced.com
Allows users to upload locations of photo-enforced traffic lights around the country.

National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politics, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Has sections on abuse, library search, statistics, online catalog, adoption information and more.

Insurance Information Institute
Public safety, crime and other stats.

Center for Immigration Studies
Includes some crime data.

ClumsyCrooks.com
Anecdotes about foolish criminals.

Government Law Enforcement Sites

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. Department of Justice

IRS.gov

FBI.gov

Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database
Hundreds of hours of audio materials delivered through a free player available from Real.com as well as summaries of cases before the court, organized by year.

Drug Enforcement Agency
Good stats and research tools.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Good stats and research tools.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Uniform Crime Report and Supplementary Homicide Report
Data by state is available since 1960 and data by local reporting agency since 1985.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Several different kinds of federal statistics on crime and justice.

Department of Justice's Stats Page

U.S. Sentencing Commission

Federal Bureau of Prisons

National Institute of Corrections

Library of Congress Executive Branch Links
One-stop shopping for government agencies.

Anti-Defamation League
Organization has information on hate groups and terrorism.

The Innocence Project
A searchable database of states offering projects to free wrongfully accused prisoners through DNA and other evidence. Run by the Cardozo School of Law in NYC.

American Correctional Association
Press inquiries, background and more.

Parents of Murdered Children
An activist/support group site that includes some studies, newsletters and other helpful information.

Center to Prevent Handgun Violence

National Rifle Association

Treatment Advocacy Center
Studies on mental illness, treatments, and various laws and legal interpretations.

National Organization of Victim Assistance

Violence Policy Center
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

The National Center for Missing Adults

Office of National Drug Control Policy

WHO@ (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

Death Penalty Information Center
Opposes capital punishment.

Officer Down Memorial Page
Names, photos and case information for police officers killed on duty over the past 100 years. View by state, department, year and date.

National Police Suicide Foundation
This site offers links, statistics, research, library and other helpful background.

Insurance Information Institute
Public safety, crime and other stats.

Center for Immigration Studies
Includes some crime data.

ClumsyCrooks.com
Anecdotes about foolish criminals.

Government Law Enforcement Sites

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. Department of Justice

IRS.gov

FBI.gov

Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database
Hundreds of hours of audio materials delivered through a free player available from Real.com as well as summaries of cases before the court, organized by year.

Drug Enforcement Agency
Good stats and research tools.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Good stats and research tools.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Uniform Crime Report and Supplementary Homicide Report
Data by state is available since 1960 and data by local reporting agency since 1985.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Several different kinds of federal statistics on crime and justice.

Department of Justice's Stats Page

U.S. Sentencing Commission

Federal Bureau of Prisons

National Institute of Corrections

Library of Congress Executive Branch Links
One-stop shopping for government agencies.

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