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Criminal Justice Resources: Criminal Justice Blogs

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A collection of blogs related to criminal justice.

Top 50 Criminal Justice Blogs according to Criminal Justice Degrees.

Blog Directory

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.

Bail Bond Policy Blog : Examines the effects of bail bond policy and pretrial release programs in Michigan county jails. Our goal is to provide a community for those affected either directly or indirectly by the incarceration of loved ones by providing resources and information to help jail inmates, friends and family.

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.

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

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds : Although the blog is a resource to educate people on identity theft, it also strives to educate the common person on the rapidly growing problem of crimes enabled (made too easy) by technology and the Internet.

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.

Imagining Justice : We are a critical social justice collective dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the dialectics of crime, justice, and social harm. 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.

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.

Made2Measure : Explores - with occasional diversions - emerging issues related to performance measurement in courts and justice systems in the US and other countries.  Ingo Keilitz, Ph.D., has over 25 years experience consulting with state and local courts on measuring and improving performance. He heads CourtMetrics, a management consulting firm in Williamsburg, Virginia, specializing in performance measurement and management.

Michigan Policy Network : Criminal Justice : The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College. This section focuses on criminal justice issues.

Police Gangs Channel : Police : The Law Enforcement Magazine Gangs Channel shares articles of interest related to gangs.  Some are limited to verified law enforcement officers however.

Police Patrol Channel

Police SWAT Channel : Police : The Law Enforcement Magazine Gangs Channel shares articles about SWAT teams.  Some items are limited to verified law enforcement officers.

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.

Prison Watch Network International Blog

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.

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.

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