I. Criminal Justice Organization and Associations
There are numerous organizations and associations dedicated to the discipline of criminal justice. As students, you may join these organizations. These organizations provide information about currently happenings in the field and hold conferences for the exchange of scholarship and research. Below is a list of a few of those organizations and associations with links to their respective web pages when available.
- American Society of Criminology
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- American Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section
- American Board of Criminalistics
II. List of Professional Organization and Association addresses and contacts:
- International Police Association, 100 Chase Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10702 (email: Viola750@aol.com)
- American Probation and Parole Association, Council of State Governments, P.O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578-1910.
- New Jersey American Correction Association, P.O. Box 7693, Trenton, NJ 08628.
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1500 North Beauregard Street, #101, Alexandria, VA 22311.
- American Jail Association, 2053 Day Road, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740-9795
III. Web ResourcesThere are many useful websites and library pertaining to criminal justice available. First, Seton Hall has several important databases and quite a few electronic journals available for students become familiar with the availability of resources and information via our library. The library provides electronic journal articles through two sources relevant to criminal justice -- Proquest and NCJRS criminal justice abstracts. The library also offers access to the most comprehensive database of criminal justice information: criminal justice abstracts through silver platter. This database will provide you with an abstract for every criminal justice article, book, dissertation and report nationally, as well as internationally.
Many universities and government websites provide an array of criminal justice information to individuals. Some of the most important sites are listed here.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. It is the primary source within the United States for criminal Justice Statistics.
- The FBI's homepage provides information on the latest statistics from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. It also provides links to other interesting sites.
- Findlaw is a site that allows individuals to search for case law.
- Court-TV provides information on current trials nationwide.
- The Corrections Connection provides links to almost any correctional organization in the country and to all kinds of corrections information.
- National Council on Crime and Delinquency conducts research and initiates programs and policies to reduce crime and delinquency.