INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING CRIME &
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Access to Prisons
SPJ's online guide to state policies on media access.
American Bar Association
Looking for an attorney? Search by specialties and location. State
bar associations are also good resources.
American Society of Criminology
Membership organization focused on criminal justice.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Search Department of Justice information by topic or locality (broken
down by state or by the largest counties and cities).
Campus Security Statistics
Searchable database provided by the Department
Covering Crime and Justice
A guide for journalists, from beat basics to enterprise. The resource
section has extensive links.
Covering Criminal Justice
A guide to sources produced by Columbia Journalism Review and the
Center on Crime, Communities and Culture.
Crime and Justice News
Daily news updates and mailing list.
Criminal Justice Initiative
Open Society Institute funded research on specific criminal justice
Criminal Justice Journal
Academic resource site links to full text research articles.
Criminal Justice Journalists
Resources, articles, and a listserv for reporters covering criminal
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Includes national summaries of the FBI's uniform crime reports.
Legal resources on the Internet, searchable.
Institute for Journalism and Justice
Think tank offers fellowships, conferences, some resources.
Law Firm Directory
Lexis-Nexis company has searchable lawyer profiles.
Legal Information Institute
State by state information, statutes and links.
National Center for Courts and the Media
Part of the National Judicial College, with links to court media
policies and training programs.
National Center for State Courts
Clearinghouse of information on courts, with links to court web
Organized Crime: A Crime Statistics Site
Extensive links to crime data on the Internet.
Police Assessment Resource Center
Nonprofit focused on holding police accountable.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the
Understanding Crime Statistics
Companion site to an IRE book, includes links to datasets
and a few story examples.
Vera Institute of Justice
NY-based nonprofit with projects on crime, policing, the judicial
process and sentencing.
West's Legal Directory
Profiles lawyers and firms nationwide, searchable by location and