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Criminal Law: Online Resources
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Criminal Law Blogs
A Public Defender
Written by an anonymous blogger with the pen name "Gideon" (after Gideon v. Wainwright), this blog focuses on hot topics in criminal law, as told from a defender's point of view.
ABA's list of Criminal Justice Blogs
List of criminal justice blogs in alphabetical order.
ABA's List of Criminal Procedure Blogs
List of criminal procedure blogs, in aphabetical order.
Crime and Consequences Blog
The Crime and Consequences Blog is hoted by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, and provides commentary on criminal law issues from the viewpoint of victims and the law-abiding public.
Criminal Law Library Blog
Published by NY law librarian, David Badertscher, this blog has several contributors, and has archived content up to 2007.
As the name suggests, this blog dedicated to criminal law topics is edited by several prominent law professors.
Evolving Standards of Decency
A continuation of the Prison Law Blog.
Researchers tackling search and seizure issues may find this blog particularly useful.
White Collar Crime Prof Blog
This blog (a member of the Law Professors Blog Network) discusses issues pertaining to white collar crime, such as antitrust, fraud, and money laundering.
Organizations and Associations
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Advocacy group that focuses on Constitutional rights issues, primarily First Amendment, equal protection, and due process.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Investigative law enforcement agency. Website is useful for sex offender registry index and crime statistics.
National District Attorneys Association
Advocacy group for prosecutors. Researchers will find their Publications tab useful (as an added bonus, many of the publications are free).
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
At over a century in existence, NLADA is a non-profit devoted to getting legal services for persons who cannot afford a lawyer. Researchers should check out the E-Library topical index: http://www.nlada.org/Defender/Defender_Library/document_browse
The Innocence Project
Advocacy group dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted. The "News and Resources" section provides a wealth of resources, particularly the "Reports and Publications" sub-heading.
The Sentencing Project
Promotes reforms for fairness in sentencing.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Website is administered by the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice, and contains resources regarding justice and drug-related information to aid research and policy development.
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