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WiredSafety

The Internet has afforded hundreds of millions of people the opportunity to access thousands of sites on almost every topic imaginable, and has created a myriad of new employment opportunities, interest groups, and cybercommunities. Regrettably, not every person merging onto the information superhighway is there for such laudable reasons. Stepping into the fray of n'er-do wells is the WiredSafety...

https://www.wiredsafety.com/
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has been concerned about so-called "cybercrime" for more than a decade, so it makes sense that the agency would have a useful site dedicated to providing the concerned public with information about its efforts to combat such crimes. Provided by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the DOJ, this site offers information about...

https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ccips
In Cold Blood: A Legacy

Forty years ago, Truman Capote, author of such novels as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, set a new standard of interpretive and investigative journalism with his investigation into the brutal killings that changed the lives of the residents of Holcomb, Kansas. In 1965, The New Yorker published his work in a serial format under the title, “In Cold Blood”. Earlier this year, the Lawrence Journal-World...

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/apr/03/the_book_that/
National Organization for Victim Assistance

Founded in 1975, the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is widely considered a leader in the attempt to secure rights for victims across the world and to provide related support services to mental health professionals, criminal justice agencies, and researchers. Starting at their homepage, users can learn about some of the latest situations they are responding to, including such...

https://www.trynova.org/
Alcatraz Island

“The Rock”, the oft-used vernacular phrase used to describe Alcatraz, is perhaps one of the Bay Area’s most dramatic landscapes, and certainly it’s best known island. Over the past several hundred years, it has served at times as a place for protest by Native Americans and a place of incarceration for some of America’s most hardened (and colorful) criminals. The National Park Service recently...

https://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm
Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

Over its twelve-year history, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has certainly never avoided tackling immensely controversial and important subjects, and this latest online feature is certainly no exception to this trend. Designed to complement a current exhibition at the Museum, this site looks at the ways in which the Nazi regime attempted to transform the genetic makeup of the...

https://www.ushmm.org/information/exhibitions/traveling-exhi...
National Institute of Justice

Beyond the immediacy of crime and criminal acts, there is a concern among those involved in the justice system with analyzing and investigating all aspects of criminology and related subjects. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) as the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice is particularly concerned with these issues. On their website, visitors can learn...

https://nij.ojp.gov/
The Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice

With offices in such gritty locales as Oakland and the nation's capital, it follows that The Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is well-positioned to offer well-thought out policy research and technical assistance in the field of juvenile and criminal justice. Founded in 1985, the CJCJ works in a number of arenas, such as sentencing reform and community-based alternatives to juvenile...

http://www.cjcj.org/mobile/index.html
Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

It seems that the field of forensic medicine is everywhere, particularly in the arena of popular television programs and such. This field has a long and distinguished history, and this engaging story is told rather effectively by this online exhibit created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. First-time visitors may want to begin by looking through the "Exhibition" area. Within its six...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visibleproofs/index.html
Gulag: Soviet Forced Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom

Certain words that reference specific places or locales can have a chilling effect on their readers. One need only think about those places associated with the Holocaust to be reminded of this fact (such as Buchenwald or Dachau). Of course, there is the word "gulag", which for many brings to mind these rather well-known labor camps in the Soviet Union. Drawing on an innovative partnership between...

http://gulaghistory.org/nps/onlineexhibit/
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