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INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING CRIME & JUSTICE

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Access to Prisons
http://spj.org/foia_prisons.asp
SPJ's online guide to state policies on media access.

American Bar Association
http://www.abanet.org/
Looking for an attorney? Search by specialties and location. State bar associations are also good resources.

American Society of Criminology
http://www.asc41.com/
Membership organization focused on criminal justice.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
Search Department of Justice information by topic or locality (broken down by state or by the largest counties and cities).

Campus Security Statistics
http://ope.ed.gov/security/search.asp
Searchable database provided by the Department of Education.

Covering Crime and Justice
http://www.justicejournalism.org/crimeguide/
A guide for journalists, from beat basics to enterprise. The resource section has extensive links.

Covering Criminal Justice
http://archives.cjr.org/resources/crime2k/index.asp
A guide to sources produced by Columbia Journalism Review and the Center on Crime, Communities and Culture.

Crime and Justice News
http://cjj.mn-8.net/
Daily news updates and mailing list.

Criminal Justice Initiative
http://www.soros.org/crime/CJI-Guidelines.htm
Open Society Institute funded research on specific criminal justice issues.

Criminal Justice Journal
http://www.academicinfo.net/crimjust.html
Academic resource site links to full text research articles.

Criminal Justice Journalists
http://www.reporters.net/cjj/
Resources, articles, and a listserv for reporters covering criminal justice.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
http://www.fbi.gov
Includes national summaries of the FBI's uniform crime reports.

FindLaw
http://www.findlaw.com
Legal resources on the Internet, searchable.

Institute for Journalism and Justice
http://www.justicejournalism.org/
Think tank offers fellowships, conferences, some resources.

Law Firm Directory
http://www.martindale.com/
Lexis-Nexis company has searchable lawyer profiles.

Legal Information Institute
http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/
State by state information, statutes and links.

National Center for Courts and the Media
http://www.judges.org/nccm
Part of the National Judicial College, with links to court media policies and training programs.

National Center for State Courts
http://www.ncsconline.org/
Clearinghouse of information on courts, with links to court web sites.

Organized Crime: A Crime Statistics Site
http://www.crime.org/homepage.html
Extensive links to crime data on the Internet.

Police Assessment Resource Center
http://www.parc.info/
Nonprofit focused on holding police accountable.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/
Brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States.

Understanding Crime Statistics
http://www.ire.org/store/books/statistics/index.html
Companion site to an IRE book, includes links to datasets and a few story examples.

Vera Institute of Justice
http://www.vera.org/
NY-based nonprofit with projects on crime, policing, the judicial process and sentencing.

West's Legal Directory
http://www.lawoffice.com
Profiles lawyers and firms nationwide, searchable by location and legal practice.



 

 

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