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AlterNet Drug Reporter : An alternative look at the War on Drugs.

Anthropoliteia: The Anthropology of Policing : Critical perspectives on police, security, crime, law and punishment around the world.

Crimbrary Blog (University of Toronto Centre of Criminology Library Blog) : This blog will bring you news, research, opinion and comment in the world of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The librarians of the University of Toronto, Centre of Criminology Library, Tom and Andrea, will regularly post items that they glean from anywhere and everywhere, the Internet, newspapers, academic journals, popular culture and government reports.

Crime and Consequences Blog : Why "Crime and Consequences"? The name reflects the underlying philosophy about crime. People have free will. People make choices. Those choices have consequences. When people choose to commit crimes, there are consequences for the victims, for the perpetrators, and for society. When society chooses how to punish crime, those choices also have consequences. Exploring these choices and their consequences is what this blog is about. Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

Homeland Security Digital Library Blog : The librarians at the Homeland Security Digital Library created this custom search engine to help blog readers find postings on topics of interest in the growing community of Homeland Security bloggers.  Sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Innocence Project Blog : The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, 220 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 12 years in prison before exoneration and release....The Innocence Project's full-time staff attorneys and Cardozo clinic students provided direct representation or critical assistance in most of these cases. The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project's mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

Just Policy Blog : The blog of the Justice Policy Institute..

Prevention Works : The National Crime Prevention Council works to help people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. Best known for its icon McGruff the Crime Dog, the agency has played a leading role in reducing crime rates across the United States and has taught millions of Americans how to protect themselves and "Take A Bite Out Of Crime". This blog is meant to be a place to discuss the latest news and ideas in crime prevention. We invite you to comment on any post you'd like, especially if you have information to add, want to voice a different opinion, or want to share a new idea. All comments are moderated to reduce spam and profane language, but we will post your comment as soon as we can. For crime prevention resources and more information about NCPC, click here.  

Prison Policy Initiative : A clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. Too often prison activists use statistics that are out of date, provided without citation or simply wrong. One of these days the public will start listening to prison activists, so let's be prepared to win without being sidetracked by arguments over defective statistics. In some cases, the numbers we need don't exist. In others, the facts exist but activists don't know where to find them. Now you do.

Public Criminology (Subset of Society Pages) : Sociological Criminology from Chris Uggen, Michelle Inderbitzin, and Sara Wakefield.

Sentencing Law and Policy : A blog by Douglas A. Berman, William B. Saxbe Designated Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.

Sex Crimes : A blog devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sexual violence.  Corey Rayburn Yung, Assistant Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School.

Texas Prison Bid'ness : Launched in March 2007, Texas Prison Bid'ness is posting information about the growing prison-for-profit industry in Texas. Since the first prison-for-profit in the world opened in Texas in 1984, Texas has become home to scores of prisons of all shapes and sizes that are run for the profit of corporations. We'll be sharing information about the true costs of private prisons to individuals, families and communities in Texas and across the country.

Think Outside the Cage : The mission of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of over 5,000 individual members and 112 organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.  Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

Uprooting Criminology : We are a critical social justice collective dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the dialectics of crime, justice, and social harm. This international multidisciplinary collaborative effort is founded on the radical perspective that altering the social relations of work and learning can generate substantial structural social change. Our goals are to (1) provide our audience with alternative resources regarding criminalization, inequality, and social harm as well as (2) encourage more action-oriented relationships with groups or social phenomena of study. We also come together in attempt to foster social change through
critical, creative, and productive resistance.

White Collar Crime Prof Blog : Provided by Ellen S. Podgor, Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Electronic Education, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law.

Criminal Justice News : Providing criminal justice practitioners, students and academics with online information and resources.  Warning: includes radio feed in background.

Corrections News : National Institute of Corrections

Council of State Government's Stateline News : Picks up news topics on various issues such as crime, homeland security, justice, etc.

The Crime Report : A unique news and multimedia information and networking resource for the changing contemporary world of crime and justice. Designed for those who want to probe beyond the daily crime headlines and political rhetoric, it is the nation’s only comprehensive guide to all facets of the criminal justice system. The Crime Report (TCR) is independent and non-partisan, and it advances no single view or approach – except to promote informed discussion and debate. It is a collaborative effort by two national organizations that focus on encouraging quality criminal justice reporting: TPublished daily through the year by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

Criminological Highlights (University of Toronto Centre of Criminology)

FBI Pressroom : Includes field news, press releases, major speeches radio transcripts and congressional statements.

The Injustice Line : Is there justice in America? Are blacks incarcerated at a rate of over eight times the rate for whites? Does Congress "routinely violate the Constitution"? In Saginaw County, Michigan, are life sentences handed out like popcorn? From attorney James S. Lawrence, here's a benchload of news and updates on "injustices committed by the government, especially those arising from the court system."

NCJRS Recent Reports : A selection of the most newsworthy breaking reports from NCJRS.

Officer.Com : Police News, Forums, Links, and More : Excellent compilation of web links courtesy of James Meredith, a Boston Police Officer. Includes breaking news items. : Police and Law Enforcement Portal : In addition to news feeds, this web page provides a wide variety of policy and law enforcement information. Includes chat, online forums, grant information, and a whole lot more.

Prison Watch Network International Blog

Security Daily News Service : Sponsored by Security and SDM, this site provides access to the top security news stories from hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and wire services.




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