SECTION TEN: LAW, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND POLICING SOURCES
BLACK LETTER LAW SITES
Reflaw: The Virtual Law Reference Library
Legal Information Institute : at Cornell U.
Library of Congress Guide to Law Online
Law Library of Congress Home Page
Instacase : summaries and links to the full text of the latest [US] court decisions.
The Oyez Project : MP3 audio files of oral arguments in famous US cases.
LawTK.com : search an index of over 60,000 law firm publications from over 280 law firms.
Duhaime's Law Dictionary : created and maintained by a solicitor in British Columbia with the express purpose of "giving the law back to the people".
Jurisline.com : a free alternative to Lexis.
Finding Court Opinions On The Web
InSITE : keyword-searchable database at Cornell Law Library.
Law Research: International Organizations
International Constitutional Law
United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law : international law training and research materials.
LLRX Buzz: The Latest on Legal Research
Law.com : a dictionary of legal terms and usage.
Law News Network
Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions : case digests providing in-depth analysis of over 460 court decisions affecting those who do business on the Internet.
Famous American Trials
United States Code
American Society of International Law : online publications, bibliographies, the ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law.
German Law Archive
Irish Penal Laws : The Penal Laws were originally passed in the late-seventeenth century and early-eighteenth century with the expressed goal of extirpating Catholicism in Ireland.
German Law: Resources in English
Eur-Lex-European Union Law
Guide to European Legal Databases
European Environmental Law Homepage
The Refugee Law Reader : cases, documents, and materials from the UNHCR.
Collection of International Instruments and Legal Texts Concerning Refugees and Others of Concern to UNHCR (June 2007) : in 4 volumes and not clear if they are free or not. It says to request copies by email.
UK and World asylum policy and news information
U.S. Treaties and Agreements
The Multilaterals Project : texts of international treaties.
Kime's International Law Directory 1999
International Court of Justice
A Guide to Scots Law
Legal Engine : search for online legal information.
Chan, Robles and Associates : a law firm in the Phillippines; the most comprehensive Philippine legal site containing the full text of the Philippine Constitution, laws, codes and Supreme Court decisions, among others, and thousands of links to worldwide legal resources.
Korean Legal Research Resources
Contents Pages From Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals--UT Tarleton Law Library
Cornell Legal Information Institute Eye on the Courts : Newsworthy Decisions Available on the Net.
GigaLaw : legal information for Internet and technology professionals.
Law Links : at the University of Ottawa.
British Law resources site
WHO International Digest of Health Legislation (IDHL)
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
(US) Employment Law
American Bar Association and Criminal Justice Section of the ABA
History of the [U.S.] Federal Judiciary
History of the [U.S.] Supreme Court
LawGuru.com - Home Page : includes a legal research page and Legal Mailing List Subscription Manager; and FindForms : which makes legal forms of all sorts available online.
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions : searchable; and Supreme Court site
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions : another more comprehensive source. 1937 to the present.
The [U.S.] Supreme Court Database : database includes the decisions from 1958-2008.
FindLaw for the Public
Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research
Decisions of the International Court of Justice
World Court Digest : digested views of the International Court of Justice on various issues in international law.
Foreign and International Law Web
Telecommunications and Intellectual Property Law
Spam Laws : in Europe, the US, and other countries.
European Convention on Human Rights
European Judicial Network : European civil and commercial matters.
Global Database on the Guiding Principles : official documents about the rights of the internally displaced.
Canadian Council for Refugees : information for and about refugees and immigrants in Canada.
Copyright and Intellectual Property Resources
Copyright Coach : materials on intellectual property.
Intellectual Property Links
Primary Sources on Copyright, 1450-1900
Trademark Assignments : from the US Patent and Trademark Office, from 1995.
Copyright Law (Urheberrechtsgesetz, UrhG) : from the German Law Archive.
Publishing Law Center
The Health Law Resource
Canadian Smoking Law
The Abortion Law Homepage : all American but useful nevertheless.
Gender Asylum Judgements and Cases : from the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute Archives
Law Information Centre, India
United States Legal Code : at Cornell Law School.
Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research
Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy
Legal Ethics Library
Findlaw: Internet Legal Resources and Findlaw's Law Crawler : this item works like webcrawler but it looks for U.S. legal text resources and associated scholarship.
Global Legal Information Network
Access to Justice Network : classified list of [mostly Canadian] law related links.
Supreme Court of Canada : judgements, information, etc.
Federal Court of Canada : judgements, information, etc.
CANADIAN LAW & GOVERNMENT : Canadian law research.
The Education Law Reporter For [Canadian] Post-Secondary Institutions : some sample articles.
Canadian Legal Resources : from Harper Risk Consultants.
Consolidated Statutes and Regulations of Canada
Studies in Canadian Government and Legal System
Canadian Criminal Justice Resources : from the Canadian Pardon Service.
World Law Resources List : from Osaka; non U.S. materials.
Canadian Law Resources : at Mindlink in Vancouver.
Canadian Statutes and Regulations : links to all federal, provincial and territorial statues and regulations.
LawNet Français (Canadian) : "une collection de liens vers des renseignements en matière juridique ainsi que des ressources éducatives concernant la justice et les enjeux juridiques d’intérêt pour les Canadiens."
Guide to Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law : downloadable 88 page pdf document from the Mosaic Legal Advocacy Program in Vancouver.
A Guide for (Canadian) Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications : downloadable .pdf document from Mosaic.
Discover Canada : the official basic Canadian citizenship indoctrination document in pdf format. It contains a good outline of constitutional and legal practices in addition to a brief history.
The Law Engine : on-line legal sources.
Resources in Foreign and International Law
Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia : lots of good material and links.
Law Commission of Canada : abolished by the neo-cons in December 2006; did research reports on law reform. This is the last archived version of its page. Many happy returns some day.
Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law
RESEARCH GUIDE: International Law and Legal Instruments
a list of websites relating to: Restorative Justice : compiled by Lou Drouillard.
Law Links at Osgoode Hall Law School : in Toronto.
Legal Survival : a self-help, reference and advice finder page, US in origin.
Refugee Caselaw : from the University of Michigan. Information from various countries.
Court Rules, Forms, and Dockets -- LLRX.com
Law & Politics Internet guide : mostly US material.
Globalisation, Drugs, and Criminalisation: Final Research Reporton Brazil, China, India, and Mexico [.pdf]
Law Scout : "access to all the pathfinders and guides of over 130 law schools and other institutions."
What to do if you're sued by the RIAA : dealing with RIAA copyright infringement cases copying MP3s and online movies.
OUT-LAW : "7,000 pages of free legal news and guidance, mostly on IT and e-commerce issues". From Pinsent Masons, an international law firm with a long-standing interest in IT and e-commerce.
AccidentAttorneys.com : Information on US accident law.
Animal Legal & Historical Web Center : issues surrounding animal law and associated topics.
Wikilaw : Part of the general Wikipedia project. Wikilaw's goal is to build the largest open-content legal resource in the world. To accomplish this goal, Wikilaw needs your help! We encourage all law professors, practitioners, and students to share their knowledge.
Blawgsearch : Search law blogs, currently indexing around 600 blogs.
Basic Legal Citation : online version of "The Bluebook".
About Law Schools : largely American content but potentially useful nevertheless.
The Chesapeake Project : ensures "permanent access to vital legal information currently available on the World Wide Web." American content.
Introduction to Public International Law Research : from the Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University's Law School.
Courting History: The International Criminal Court's First Years
International Criminal Court
The Hague Justice Portal : the Hague organizations and their work on issues related to international peace, justice, and security.
Trans-Lex : transnational law and international business law.
Civil Rights Digital Library
Congressional Hearings: Law Library of Congress [US] : eventually to comprise 75,000 volumes of printed Congressional Hearings.
Children’s Rights: International and National Laws and Practices
International Standards on Conscientious Objection to Military Service : .pdf document from the Quaker UN Office, November 2008.
Guide to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (ICRMW) : downloadable copy. To date, 41 countries have ratified the ICRMW.
Statelessness (in Canada): An introduction
Compendium of Election Administration in Canada: A Comparative Overview : 114 pp. as .pdf file released October 2009.
The Robbins Collection: School of Law, University of California at Berkeley : an educational collection of note on law, past and present.
Transgender Law and Policy Institute : advocacy and information site focussed on the transgendered.
U.S. Supreme Court Media : The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent.
Wall Street Journal: Law Blog
Criminal Justice Schools : [US] various types of training programmes.
Forensics Colleges and Universities : [US]
Criminal Intelligence Service Canada
International Centre for Prison Studies : includes World Prison Population List (as .pdf).
Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption : from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto.
School and culture against Mafia in sicily : in Italian and French.
The Police Officer's Internet Directory
TRAC FBI : "Your source for comprehensive independent, and nonpartisan information about FBI."
Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations : from the US Department of Justice. Lengthy how-to document.
Canadian Criminal Justice Resource Page
Criminal Statistics England and Wales 1999
Las Americas Crime Review ; Bi-monthly publications. Free registration.
Bureau of Justice Statistics 2000: At a Glance [.pdf]
[American] Crime and Justice Data Online -- BJS
Home Office (UK) law enforcement research
Shielded from Justice : report from Human Rights Watch.
Crime Mapping Research Center
Homicide in Chicago: 1870-1930
Corruption - A selected and annotated bibliography : from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.
Global Corruption Report
Policing Home Page Register and CopNet : Starting place for Community Policing research.
Canadian Police College : also in Ottawa, Canada's subarctic playground.
Emergency Net : concerning emergency response resources.
Community Policing Pages
Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence - First Annual Report
U.S. Crime and Justice Electronic Data Abstracts--DOJ BJS
Crime in the United States, 2000
Beyond 20/20 Web Viewer : From Ivation in Ottawa; prototype of database manipulation for statistical databases on the Web. Uses U.S. crime and law enforcement data for the demonstration.
California Criminal Statistics : very detailed: tables, charts, graphs.
Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice
Crime Statistics Links Guide
Crime Information Network : abstracts of regional, national, and international news on criminal activities.
U.S. Department of State International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (March 1997)
Club Drugs : from the NCJRS.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General
Militia Groups : Index to articles and links detailing various Militia groups...scary stuff from the fringe.
Corporate Crime Reporter
U.S. Criminal Justice Sourcebook, 1998 edition, in .pdf
Uniform Crime Reports : Four U.S. Counties as an example plus a link to the full archive.
Uniform Crime Reports and other crime reports -FBI
U.S. Criminal Victimization 1998 : Changes 1997-98 with Trends 1993-98 -- USDOJ
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics and Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC)
Organized Crime Links : somewhat uneven collection on international organized crime. Some good stuff; some a bit off-centre.
Computer Crime and Investigations Center
The Police Pages Index
Police Officer's Internet Directory
Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order
National Fraud Information Center [U.S.]
Data of the Sixth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Forensic Web : Labs and other police stuff.
Zeno's Forensic Site : general reference links.
The Ultimate Forensic Psychology Page
FBI Handbook of Forensic Sciences
Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders : from the US National Institute of Justice, as a .pdf file (874KB)
Criminal Justice Links : at Florida State University.
Criminal Justice Resources : at the University of Indiana.
Hieros Gamos Criminal Links
Athlete Arrests and Allegations : a bulletin boad at Yahoo that covers crimes by athletes, not an insignificant category.
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
International Centre For The Study of Radicalisation And Political Violence
Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women_ -- Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey : .pdf full report.
Law Enforcement Technology : emerging trends in the field of la
Traffic Violations from LexisNexis : US information on charges, sanctions and process.
Court reporters from LexisNexis : US information on court reportage.
Anti-Money Laundering from LexisNexis
Employment Verification from LexisNexis : screening for false assertions on resumes.
Fraud Prevention from LexisNexis : dealing with various forms of commercial fraud.
Identity Authentication from LexisNexis
Expert Witnesses from LexisNexis
Bankruptcy from Martindale
Family Law from Martindale
Legal Services from LexisNexis
Private Investigator from LexisNexis
Lawyers Directory from Martindale
Legal Match : directory which locates [U.S.] lawyers.
Australian Lawyers directory
GetaLayer.com : another Australian lawyer directory.
AdvocateKhoj : "a free legal information web portal which helps people find lawyers for their legal needs, and at the same time help lawyers to get leads matching their legal specialty in India".
Web Directory: Law Listings
NewLawyer : another set of [US] law listings.
Legal Information from LexisNexis
Bankruptcy Records from LexisNexis
Criminal Justice Online : site deals with criminal justice education and careers.
Citation Search: Legal Help from LexisNexis
Add LexisNexis Web widget which fetches legal searches for you to your website for free if you so decide
Child Support: from LexisNexis World Bank Integrity : various materials on financial crimes involving World Bank programs including "investiating staff misconduct".
Criminal Justice School Guide [US] : provides people who are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice with the information they need to get started.
Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Online : at Remington College.
Bryan College criminal justice associate degree
Guide to Online Criminal Justice Degrees
Career Profiles: Law Enforcement
CollegeAtlas.org : Criminal Justice Programs [US].
Criminal Justice Degree Resources
Paralegal Guide : Paralegal Guide: Finding Your Niche
Criminal Justice Schools and Programs [US]
College Search Database [US]
Discover Criminal Justice : "Comprehensive Guide to [US]Criminal Justice Degree Programs"
[US] Criminal Justice Certificate & Degree Programs
Anti-Defamation League [US] Combating Hate
Hate Crimes Guide [US]
What is Hate Crime? : from the University of Sydney Institute of Criminology.
Crime in the United States 2013 : from the FBI.
LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
Bitlaw : resource on technology law.
2001 Internet Fraud Report [.pdf] : from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center [US].
The Virtual Chronicle of the Digital Music Revolution : site keeps tabs on the various fronts of the music/movie copyright wars.
Law Librarians' Resource Exchange
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
Cyberspace Law Archive, from the John Marshall Law School Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law
The Cyberlaw Informer : a free electronic publication, covering the development of technology law.
"Review of Security Legislation" -- electronic surveillance law : an extensive review of electronic communication interception in several Western countries including Canada. Published by the government of South Africa.
Article on Computers and the law : distinguishing between computer programs as text and computer programs as functional processes.
Cyberspace Law Institute:"Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers"
The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
Internet Law and Virtual Chase: Legal Research on the Internet
The Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Cyberspace Law: Unsolicited E-Mail
Computer Crime Research Center (CCRC)
Legal Business : from LexisNexis
Legal Technology Blog : from LexisNexis
Cybercrime : from the government of Australia/Australian Institute of Criminology.
UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
Cyberspace and Internet Law
Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar : A pdf monograph by Martin C. Libick for the Rand Corp.
Correctional Services of Canada : Research reports and inhouse publication plus related links from the prison guard agency for federal prisons of Canada.
Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice (2001) : full text online for free at the NAP site in Open Book format.
The Sentencing Project
Drug Courts -- NCJRS
Death Penalty Information Center
US Capital Punishment 1999 : data on offenders' gender, race, education, final meals, etc.
Execution Tapes -- Soundportraits.org [RealPlayer]
Correctional Populations in the United States, 1996
Juvenile Court Statistics 199 [U.S]
Emerging Issues of Privatized Prisons
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice >
The [US] Federal Death Penalty System: A Statistical Survey
Global Bibliography of Prison Systems
The Cell House : a page for correctional officers.
The Sentencing Project : "An independent source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information for the American public and policy-makers".
Debt to Society : 'The Real Cost of Prisons' from Mother Jones magazine.
Recidivism of [US] Prisoners Released in 1994 [.pdf]
The Sentencing Project : current US incarceration information.
MISCELANEOUS LAW-RELATED SITES
Criminal Justice MegaLinks
Criminal Justice Resources
Crimetheory : "An Educational Resource for the Learning and Teaching of Theoretical Criminology"
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
National Tribal Justice Resource Center : dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law.
Preliminary Bibliography: Crimes of Honour : Project on Strategies to Address Crimes of Honour.
Canada Court Watch Program - Family Justice Review Committee : "Canada's only independent media source dedicated exclusively to news and information related to the Canadian Justice System and Canada's system of child protection".
Crimes of War
The Nuremburg Project : documents from the Donovan collection.
Australian Institute of Criminology
International Water Law Project
International Victimology Website
Violent Victimization and Race, 1993-98 : from the US DOJ.
Contacts between Police and the Public: Findings from the 1999 National Survey : from the US DOJ.
Annual Review of Population Law: Database on Law and Population : Harvard Law School and United Nations Population Fund provide this searchable database of summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies.
Law and Politics Internet Guide : "providing legal information that is both interesting and informative".
World Justice Information Network : incorporating the previous Rule of Law site; registration required.
Nolo Press : U.S. self-help law centre.
United Nations Peace-keeping Bibliography
United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Juvenile Justice : from Melanie Kowalski at Carleton U.
Juvenile Court Statistics 1995 [U.S]
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
World Wide Legal Information Assciation
Nativeweb: Indigenous Peoples Law and Legal Issues amongst other issues
Scandanavian Research Council for Criminology
U.S. National Archives of Criminal Justice Data : 500+ datasets relating to criminal justice.
U.S. National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
International Centre of Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy : at UBC in Vancouver; access to the Centre's gopher from inside.
Office of International Criminal Justice : online issues of Criminal Justice International/Europe/the Americas and some other stuff.
Hatewatch : An online organization which tracks hate groups on the Internet. Included are a host of links and text information on specific hate groups, the psychology of hate movements, legal material, etc.
Violence Policy Center : publications on firearms violence.
Partnership Against Violence Network [PAVNET] : U.S. Interdepartmental Working Group on violence; online clearinghouses and resource centres.
Law Schools directory
Law Schools [in the US]
Online Criminal Justice Degrees : With additional links to online scholarly resources.
Miscellaneous [US] legal information links from giveawaylegalforms.com. The site also has a multitude of blank [US] forms to give away.
Legaldocs.com : [US] Legal Forms, Free Law Documents, Contracts, Online, Leases, Wills, Estate Planning, Corporations, Living Will, Trusts.
Crime Victims' Institute [Texas] : studies of crime victims, online local and national resources for crime victims and links to criminal justice education.
Typography for Lawyers : assistance in spiffing up legal briefs on the not-unreasonable assumption that better looking texts are better received.
Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics, 2007/2008 : 127 pp. pdf document.
Civil Legal Aid in the United States: An Update for 2009 : 29 pp. pdf document.
Legal Guides to Ontario and Canadian Law
Canadian Case Law (Court Decisions) : largely Ontario focussed but with Supreme and Federal court decisions and some reports from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Caramanna Friedberg - Criminal law practice in Toronto
Juriglobe: World Legal Systems : from the University of Ottawa, in six major languages. Basic descriptive detail.
RoLegal : a Romanian law firm. Site contains information for foreigners in english.
Lawyer Advertising : from LexisNexis
Law Firm Advertising : from LexisNexis
Paralegal Jobs : from LexisNexis
Bankruptcy Attorney : from LexisNexis
Divorce Attorney : from LexisNexis
Child Custody Attorney : from LexisNexis
Personal Injury Attorney : from LexisNexis
Background Checks : from LexisNexis
Litigation Resources : from LexisNexis
UCC Uniform Commercial Code : from LexisNexis
Bankruptcy Law : from LexisNexis
Debt Collections : from LexisNexis
Accounts Receivable Management : from LexisNexis
Insurance Software : from LexisNexis
[US] Criminal Defense Attorneys : from LexisNexis
[US] Income Verification : from LexisNexis
[US] Police Records : from LexisNexis
Intellectual Property Law from LexisNexis
FreeAdvice.com : free [US] legal information written by attorneys and legal professionals for the public.
Criminal Justice Profiles : a general guide to employment possibilities in the [US] law enforcement sector.
Criminal Justice Career Profiles
Law Enforcement Careers
Directory of Accredited Criminal Justice Schools [US]
How to Become a Crime Scene Investigator
Queensland Criminal Justice Centre : From Oz.
LawBuddy : a free legal information website providing information on most areas of law in Australia. It provides information via the use of video to enhance accessability.
Community Legal Service, TASC (The Advocacy and Support Centre) : Australia's largest and provides free legal advice and representation in Queensland.
Law QA : online source for US legal information. Q & A structure.
Online Justice Schools and Programs [US]
New CLEO [Community Legal Information Ontario] Family Law Series: Separation and Divorce: Child Custody, Access, and Parenting Plans - [in Ontario] : from the Ontario Law Foundation.
New CLEO [Community Legal Information Ontario] Family Law Series: Child Support - [in Ontario] : from the Ontario Law Foundation.
New CLEO [Community Legal Information Ontario] Family Law Series: Spousal Support - [in Ontario] : from the Ontario Law Foundation.
New CLEO [Community Legal Information Ontario] Family Law Series: Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse: Property Division - [in Ontario] : from the Ontario Law Foundation.
Laws.com - Free Legal forms [U.S.]
FormSwift : Free Legal forms [U.S.]; Word and .pdf formats, online fillable.
Find Legal Forms.com [U.S.]
How the U.S. Immigration System Works
UpCounsel : Free [US] legal documents.
Courtsystem.org : [US] Legal & Law Enforcement Office Locations, Hours, & Phone Numbers. "Find US courts, jails, prisons, police departments, sheriffs, and district attorneys, including addresses, hours, phone numbers, and services."
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