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Criminal Justice Resources

Criminal Justice Resources

To help our students explore the diverse field of criminal justice, we have assembled a variety of interesting, innovative, thought provoking websites, videos and articles. The websites and articles come from a variety of sources and are intended to help our students explore the many facets of the criminal justice field  and to function as a supplement to the course materials. The videos presented here were gathered from various TED Talks. TED: Ideas worth spreading is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). 



Force Science Institute
Force Science Institute is dedicated to the unbiased application and further study of 150 years of existing scientific research on a wide range of areas associated with human factors, including the intricacies of human movement, action/reaction times, how the mind works during rapidly unfolding events, and decision-making under stress.

Criminal profiling 
The International Association of Forensic Criminologists (formerly The Academy of Behavioral Profiling) is an association of students and professionals.

Community policing
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is a component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to community policing. 

Critical criminology and the Critical Criminology Facebook page are used to share critical perspectives on crime and justice. 

Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order in July 1973… 

Bureau of Justice Statistics  
To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Parents—The Anti-Drug 
Working toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug or alcohol abuse.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Justice Administration Commission
The Justice Administrative Commission (JAC), created in 1965, provides administrative services on behalf of 49 judicial related entities.

National Crime Prevention Council 
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

Department of Homeland Security 
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face.

United States Department of Justice 
The U.S. federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice.

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s mission is to abolish the death penalty in the United States and support efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide.

CNN - Justice is among the world's leaders in online news and information delivery.

RAND Drug Policy Research Center
Welcome to the RAND Drug Policy Research Center. Providing decisionmakers with rigorous, nonpartisan research on substance use and drug policy


The pursuit of justice (7 talks)
Behold, courage. These speakers represent the unrepresented -- with the fortitude to stand up to some of the world's greatest injustices.

Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime
Attorney General of New Jersey's inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system.

Misha Glenny: Hire the hackers!
Underworld investigator Misha Glenny profiles several convicted coders from around the world and reaches a startling conclusion.

Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison
Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison. In this powerful short talk, he tells the story of an encounter with right and wrong that quickly gets personal.



The Benefits and Costs of Drug Use Prevention (RAND’s Drug Policy Research Center research brief)

Wikipedia - Cybercrime

Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents (National Institute on Drug Abuse pam­phlet)


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