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Criminal Justice Links

Variety of Internet resources useful for crime and justice studies

Bureau of Justice Statistics:
The stated mission of this website is to “collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems.” Though geared to policymakers, the data is useful to anyone interested in tracking trends in crime.

The Crime Report: From the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice at John Jay College of Law, this daily news service features investigative reporting and commentary on a wide array of topics such as encrypted evidence and gun control.

Police Executive Research Forum:
Current reports on such topics as community policing, gun violence, and body ­cameras.

Intended for law enforcement professionals, PoliceOne offers news articles, chat rooms, product reviews, and newsletters. Its searchable database provides access to articles on the challenges and benefits of social media and other technological advances from the point of view of working officers.