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AlterNet Drug Reporter
An alternative look at the War on Drugs.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Anthropoliteia: The Anthropology of Policing
Critical perspectives on police, security, crime, law and punishment around the world.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Crimbrary Blog
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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Criminal Justice News
Providing criminal justice practitioners, students and academics with online information and resources. Warning: includes radio feed in background.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Critical Criminology Blog
critcrim.org and the Critical Criminology Facebook page are used to share critical perspectives on crime and justice. These perspectives include original essays and books shared by critical criminologists. Current perspectives are also offered by criminologists who occasionally share opinion pieces, information about ongoing research, and other information of interest to the critical criminology community. News articles are also shared, encouraging readers to construct accurate views of crime and justice while increasingly recognizing media and policy bias. This is the primary focus of the Critical Criminology Facebook page. The bias is obvious to those able and willing to connect the dots. Critical criminology also supports the movement of academic criminal justice publishing to open source journals.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Innocence Blog
This web log publishes news about Institute cases, legislative action and other new developments from around the country concerning innocence claims and wrongful conviction. The blog is maintained by Innocence Institute of Point Park University, which is an innocence project focused on journalistic investigation.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Just Policy Blog
The blog of the Justice Policy Institute.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Made2Measure (M2M) 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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
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Police Patrol Channel
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Police SWAT Channel
Police : The Law Enforcement Magazine Gangs Channel shares articles about SWAT teams. Some items are limited to verified law enforcement officers.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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, visit http://www.ncpc.org/.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Prisonsucks.com is 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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

Public Criminology (Subset of Society Pages)
Sociological Criminology from Chris Uggen, Michelle Inderbitzin, and Sara Wakefield.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

White Collar Crime Blog
Provided by Ellen S. Podgor, Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Electronic Education, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law.
(Last checked 12/29/14)

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