* Top 10 Criminal Law Resources

A review of the Internet’s best sources for criminal law.

By Erik J. Heels

First published 8/1/1996; Martindale.com “Legal Links”; publisher: Martindale-Hubbell

1. FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives – The title says it all. Add some audio and video and you’d have the makings of a popular prime-time television show. (http://www.fbi.gov/toplist.htm)

2. Counsel Connect’s LawLinks – Counsel Connect, the largest online service for lawyers, prides itself in providing a concise but comprehensive list of starting points of law-related links. As well it should. LawLinks is a consistently reliable and helpful starting point. (http://www1.counsel.com/lawlinks/topics/crim.html)

3. The American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Founded in 1948, the AAFS is a professional society dedicated to forensics – the application of science to the law. The AAFS’s journal, the “Journal of Forensic Sciences,” is respected worldwide. (http://www.aafs.org/)

4. Crime Prevention Bulletin – This Web site is published under several domain names, including “fugitive.org” and “crimeprevention.com.” Among other things, this Web site contains information about fugitives and missing children. (http://www.fugitive.org/)

5. The House of Representatives’ Internet Law Library – Includes a wide variety of criminal law links, including links to criminal cases relating to the Internet. (http://law.house.gov/96.htm)

6. FindLaw – FindLaw’s criminal law index contains links you may not have thought about, such as online law journals and law-related search tools. (http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/09criminal/index.html)

7. Lyonette Louis-Jacques’s “Law Lists” – searching for “cyberspace” – Searching “Law Lists” leads to numerous listserv lists related to criminal law, including lists that discuss the “three strikes and you’re out” law. (http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/law-lists?criminal)

8. Cornell’s Legal Information Institute – Includes links to all aspects of criminal law, including the death penalty, juvenile justice, and prisoners’ rights. (http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/topic2.html#criminal justice)

9. Yahoo – Although Yahoo’s coverage of legal topics is generally not as comprehensive as sites that focus exclusively on the law, it remains an excellent starting point. (http://www.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Crime/)

10. Crime-Free America – A nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing crime in the United States. (http://www.crimefree.com/)

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