What type of information can I find on websites?
Websites can be published by individuals, companies, or organizations and usually provide specific information about topics. Websites can help you find current information and websites are easily changed and updated. Be careful when reviewing information from websites. Often times, information on websites are not held to scholarly or journalistic standards.
- Urban Institute Justice Policy CenterConducts nonpartisan research and evaluation designed to improve justice and public safety policies and practices at the national, state, and local level. Most reports are available for download
- FindlawProvides access to a comprehensive library of legal resources. Includes a search engine designed for legal subjects; a searchable, full-text database of cases and codes including the U.S. Supreme Court, and legal news
- Texas Department of Public SafetyAn agency of this state created to provide public safety services to the people of Texas by enforcing laws, administering regulatory programs, managing records, educating the public, and managing emergencies, both directly and through interaction with other agencies
- GPO MonthlyMonthly catalog of U.S. Government publications
- Homeland Security Digital LibraryA collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management of the United States. Library access is offered to U.S. citizens who are federal, state, tribal, and local U.S. government officials; members of the U.S. military; homeland security researchers and academics; or security staff protecting organizations vital to U.S. infrastructure
- Federal Bureau of InvestigationsTheir mission is to protect and defend the U.S. against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the U.S., and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal and international agencies and partners. Their website contains information on forensic science, careers, training, and crime prevention
- FBI RecordsThis web site serves as an online "vault" to thousands of declassified FBI documents and spans many decades. Visitors can search or browse the collection to find digital copies of scanned FBI files including memos, reports and other materials. Some information is still blacked out to protect identities or sensitive information, but you will still find many documents related to civil rights, gangsters, popular culture and violent crime. The scanned resources can reveal handwritten and other documents issued internally by the FBI during the bygone days of the typewriter. In addition to well-known and lesser-known criminals, you will find dossiers on Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, George Steinbrenner and even the pop group the Monkees
- InterpolThe world’s largest international police organization, with 188 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
- American Society of CriminologyASC is the pre-eminent organization of academic, theoretical, and applied criminology in the U.S. This site has many links of criminological interest
- Academy of Criminal Justice SciencesInternational organization established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS currently has over 3,800 active members
- American Probation and Parole AssociationAn international association composed of members from the U.S., Canada and other countries actively involved with probation, parole, and community-based corrections in both adult and juvenile sectors