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Hale et al: Criminology 3e

Links to general criminology websites

The American Society of Criminology
is concerned with criminology, including the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and practice of criminal law, and law enforcement, judicial and correctional systems.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
is devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region and bringing together persons engaged in all aspects of the field. Members include practitioners, academics, policy makers and students.

Criminology & Public Policy
is a peer-reviewed journal of criminal justice policy and practice, published by the American Society of Criminology. It carries empirically based, policy-focused articles.

Public criminology
Nic Groombridge's eclectic page includes material on CCTV and Gender, CCTV and Human Rights and CCTV as Cultural Phenomena, as well as work on sexuality and criminology.

is an Australian site with information on criminal records, stolen property, missing persons, wanted persons, con artists and unsolved crimes. The CrimeNet database has thousands of mostly Australian criminal records with a focus on fraud, paedophilia, sex-related crimes and violent crimes. New records are added daily.

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
in America is a private, non-profit educational organization that promotes solutions to criminal justice system problems. The foundation provides information about the issues in state and federal anti-crime proposals.

The Criminology Information Service
is a Canadian research collection of criminological material, some of which is online. This web site also provides access to Crimdoc, a criminal justice database, and Juristat, the main source of Canadian crime statistics.

The Critical Criminology
site of the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Section on Critical Criminology provides information about critical scholarship related to crime and justice, and aims to link academics with critical criminology interests.

The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health & Development Research Unit
conducts the long-running cohort study of 1,000 babies born in 1972-73. The study members are assessed at regular intervals. Recent assessments have included studies in the psychosocial, behavioural medicine and biomedical research areas.

The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime
(ESYTC) is a major study of adolescent development and offending. The ESYTC is a longitudinal study of criminal offending and anti-social behaviour among young people. It follows a group of 4,300 young people who started secondary schools in 1998. It will follow them until they are aged 30. The site is updated regularly with the latest findings from the study.

The 'Girls and Violence'
web site grew out of a research project at Glasgow University, Scotland. The project is a study of girls and their views about violence and violent behaviour, and explores girls' views and experiences of violence as observers, victims and/or perpetrators.

The Internet Journal of Criminology
is a free access online journal, publishing international criminology articles from many areas of expertise including the criminal justice system, crime reduction, delinquency and deviant social behaviour.

Jock Young's
web site is not extensive but does include articles on Social Exclusion, Drugs, Models of Criminology and Policing Ethnic Minorities.

John Lea
is Professor of Criminology at Middlesex University. His web site contains a diverse selection of his writings and other interesting material and links.

The Western Criminology Review
publishes theory, research, policy, and practice in criminology and criminal justice. It reflects local national, and international concerns.

The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
is published by the US Department of Justice. The factbook provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of 45 countries.