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ARCHIVED: Criminal Justice Resources: Breaking News


A compilation of selected web pages providing criminal justice and related news.

Selected Web Sites

Corrections News : National Institute of Corrections

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 News : 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."

Michigan Courts : Legal News From Around the State

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.

MSNBC Crime and Punishment Page

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

Nexis Uni : This is the new interface for LexisNexis Academic. From Oct 1, 2017 the old LexisNexis Academic interface will no longer be available to MSU users.  Check out the Criminal Justice tab which provides compilations on breaking topics such as body warn cameras, counterterrorism, cybercrime, police shootings, and social media and law enforcement, as well as links to recent articles in the news.

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.

Red Tape Blog : Recent news items primarily about Michigan corrections, courts, and criminal justice. Click on subject links.

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.

State of Michigan Appellate Defender's Office Bulletins and Criminal Defense Newsletters : Review the bulletins and newsletters to find out what's new in these areas.

Stateline News : Picks up news topics on various issues such as crime, homeland security, justice, etc.

ThoughtCo.Com's Crime and Punishment

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