Criminal Justice

Anatomy of a Murder: A Trip Through Our Nation's Legal Justice System
You will be able to follow the story of a Defendant as he faces one of the most serious charges that the legal justice system of the U.S. can levy against an individual. This is more than an exciting fictional story, however. Absolutely every aspect of the tale is researched and legally accurate. By enjoying this story you will learn the details of a criminal trial that are often glossed over on television and in the movies. This story will describe to you the events of a Criminal Prosecution as they would actually unfold. Legal terms, where they are used, can be looked up in the glossary.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (US Department of Justice)
BJS collects, analyzes, publishes and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Annually, BJS publishes a document that presents findings of major BJS statistical series, describes BJS data collection programs and summarizes programs. The information in the most recent edition is also available from the BJS web site.

Corrections Connection
An online resource for news and information relating to corrections.

Criminal Justice Links
A collection of criminal justice links categorized by topic, compiled by Dr. Cecil Greek of Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice MegaLinks
Criminal Justice MegaLinks is a comprehensive informational and educational site for the criminal justice field: police, judiciary, corrections, criminology, law, government, technology, and the media. The most informative sites make a Best of CJ list, a Current Events page, or one of the many topical pages. Graduate school links, Distance Education links, and Employment links are also provided.

Criminal Justice Resources
General purpose web page identifying reference resources available for research at the Michigan State University Libraries as well as providing web resources on over 50 topics such as the death penalty, drugs and crime, gangs, organized crime, race and crime, and women and crime. Compiled by Jon Harrison, Criminal Justice Bibliographer.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - FinCEN
This site is maintained by the U.S. Treasury.

Interpol aims to ensure and promote mutual assistance between all criminal police authorities and to establish and develop all institutions likely to contribute effectively to the prevention and suppression of crimes.

NACJD - National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
NACJD's specific goals include: Providing computer-readable data for the quantitative study of crime and the criminal justice system through the development of a central data archive that disseminates computer-readable data; Supplying technical assistance in selecting data collections and the computer hardware and software for analyzing data efficiently and effectively; Offering training in quantitative methods of social science research to facilitate secondary analysis of criminal justice data through the ICPSR Summer Training Program.

NCJRS - Justice Information Center
NCJRS is one of the most extensive resources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals. NCJRS is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. In addition, NCJRS houses one of the largest libraries of justice-related literature in the world, currently possessing over 140,000 publications. Full abstracts of these publications are currently searchable on-line at:

NCJRS also maintains an extensive mailing list to disseminate OJP agency publications. Other services, including electronic newsletters such as JUSTINFO and JUVJUST help keep criminal and juvenile justice professionals abreast with current criminal and juvenile justice research, topics, and issues.

Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption (Osgoode Hall Law School; York University, Toronto)
Includes a bibliographic database search. is a comprehensive law enforcement site with many useful criminal justice resources.

Redwood Highway, The: Crime, Law and Related Links
The Redwood Highway: Crime, Law and Related Links is an annotated list of sites on the world wide web dealing with the nature and extent of crime, law, the response to crime, corrections, and prevention. It also deals with scholarly aspects of criminology, including publication, research, methodology, and teaching.

Texas State Prison System Directory - Texas Department of Criminal Justice list of prison addresses alphabetized by TDCJ unit's city location.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
This factbook, developed under a BJS Grant, provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of countries around the world. These country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be easily made.