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Law and Justice Studies

A selection of resources to help you get started with research in the field of Criminal Justice.


Note: Also see entries on the Government Sites page.

American Correctional Association
ACA is an organization dedicated to service and support all those working in all areas of the field of corrections.

American Probation and Parole Association
(APPA) is an international association actively involved with pretrial, probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both criminal and juvenile justice 

American Society of Criminology
An international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ)

In pursuit of this mission, CJCJ provides direct services, technical assistance, and policy analysis that work in unison to promote a balanced and humane criminal justice system designed to reduce incarceration and enhance long-term public safety.

Correctional Education Association 
The Correctional Education Association (CEA), founded in 1945, is a non-profit, professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings. The CEA is the largest affiliate of the American Correctional Association. (Description form the website)

International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs, research, and training.

International Corrections and Prisons Association
The ICPA was formed to operate as an Association for corrections and prison professionals, dedicated to improving global understanding and professionalism in the sector.

VERA Institute of Justice
Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for the study and promotion of  justice policy and practice.  Projects and reform initiatives are typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world.