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NCJ Number: 168474 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Resources on the Internet
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice Education  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1997)  Pages:91-99
Author(s): C Greek; D B Henry
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 9
Type: Reference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After reviewing the characteristics of the Internet and its value for the dispensing of criminal justice information and data, this article lists, briefly describes, and provides the website addresses of various national and international criminal justice agencies and information resources.
Abstract: The Internet is a worldwide system of interconnected computers that link universities, medical schools, advertisers, publishers, businesses, government agencies, and a rapidly expanding number of private citizens. The Web is the fastest- growing part of the Internet; thousands of new sites have opened each month since 1995. The Web is unique in that it uses an interactive multimedia format to display "pages" of information. Given its interactive capacities and multimedia capabilities, the Web is an excellent medium for communicating information in an exciting manner. Sites that provide criminal justice information on the Internet are many and varied. This article presents a list as a guide; many of the listed sites provide links to additional resources. The list includes brief annotations about the material that each website provides, along with the website address. The websites are categorized under Federal criminal justice agencies, international criminal justice resources, agencies providing criminal justice information, law libraries and resources, media resources for criminal justice, crime-related sites, police resources, prisons, drug and addiction sites, juvenile delinquency sites, civil liberties, criminal justice education, on-line criminal justice discussion groups and E-journals, and Internet search engines. 3 references
Main Term(s): Computer aided instruction
Index Term(s): Information dissemination; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology
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