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ARSON

Arson Analysis Slide Presentation and Instrumentation Theory
http://www.forensic.to/webhome/arson/
Click on WEB ARSON SLIDES. This is a PowerPoint presentation (so you will need to have that software installed) of the theory of instrumentation used in arson analysis and the classification of ignitable liquids. This presentation can be used for preparation of expert courtroom testimony and as a tutorial for instrumentation used in a wide range of organic instrumental forensic analyses or for the study of arson analysis.

Arson and Fire Science
http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/181584.pdf
A booklet from the Department of Justice which includes evaluating, documenting, and processing scenes

Arson Myths Fuel Errors
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/chi-0410180222oct18,0,4258490.story?page=1
Debunked theories plague fire probes, lead to wrongful arrests, prosecutions -- a special report from the Chicago Tribune.

Fire and Arson Scene Evidence
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/crimjust/arson.htm
Various links from Michigan State University

Interfire Online
http://www.interfire.org/
“the complete resource for fire services, fire insurers, law enforcement and others whose duties involve arson investigation, fire investigation safety and fire scene training.”


ART THEFT AND FORGERY

Art Loss Register
http://www.artloss.com/
You have to pay for searching their database, either by individual search or by an annual fee. It’s used mostly by owners who are either registering their possessions or reporting a lost or stolen item. The database currently holds 170 000 objects and increases by 10 000 registrations a year. The ALR holds all the information in strictest confidence and there is no public access to the data held.

Can Science Help Solve Art Crime?
http://whyfiles.org/081art_sci/index.html
A look at motivations for art crime, detection tools including neutron activation analysis and x-rays

FBI’s Art Theft Program & 10 Most Wanted
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/arttheft/arttheft.htm
A description of the art crime team, the national stolen art file, the Top Ten Art Crimes, and the latest news about thefts

Forensic Techniques for Detecting Forgeries
http://www.forensic-access.co.uk/forensic-access-publications/benchmark-newsletter/art-forgeries.htm
Dr Owen Facey, forensic chemist, explains how, with modern scientific techniques, they are difficult to miss.

History of Art Forgery
http://www.mystudios.com/gallery/forgery/history/forgery-1.html
A history of the crime of art forgery with artwork photos, information art forgers, and a like to Fabulous Fakes, pictures of forged masterworks

International Center for Art Intelligence
http://www.authentica.org/home.html
A Non-profit organization for the scientific support of art authentication

International Foundation for Art Research
http://www.ifar.org/
The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) is a not-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to integrity in the visual arts. IFAR offers impartial and authoritative information on authenticity, ownership, theft, and other artistic, legal, and ethical issues concerning art objects

Master Forgers
http://www.the-artists.org/tours/art-forgery.cfm
A gallery and bios of the most notorious art forgers

Science and Art at the National Gallery
http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/9701/Glinsman-9701.html
An article that takes a look at detecting forgeries and using science to preserve artworks

Sources of Information Art Forgery
http://www.museum-security.org/forgery1.htm
A web site from the Museum Security Network with information and links on forgery issues and cases, and links to more information

World’s Most Wanted Art
http://www.saztv.com/page103.html
A comprehensive guide to art crime information and directory of stolen-art web sites


CYBERCRIME

Computer Crime Research Center
http://www.crime-research.org/
News, tips, and analysis of cypercrime

Computer Forensics World
http://www.computerforensicsworld.com/
Computer Forensics World is a growing community of professionals involved in the digital forensics industry. It is an open resource, free for all to access and to use, although some features are only available to members. Others, like some statistics, FAQs, and links, are available to everyone.

Cyberangels
http://www.cyberangels.org/internet101.html
A souce of information for the general public to help advise them about the types of ways cybercrime could affect them. If you aren’t very familiar with the subject, this is a very basic starting point.

Cybercrime.gov
http://www.cybercrime.gov/
Provided by the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice, includes press releases of crimes and news reports

Cybercriminals Most Wanted
http://www.ccmostwanted.com/
Although there is a section on this site for the “most wanted’ among the cybercriminals, it’s mostly a library of articles on cybercrime news articles and tips for individuals and educators.

Security Focus
http://www.securityfocus.com/
A nice geeky page of security news and issues in the computer industry


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html
charts summarizing each state's domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking/harassment civil protection order provisions, Tips and Strategies for Handling Civil Protection Order Cases, statistics, safety tips for victims, and more.
 
Anti-stalking
http://www.antistalking.com/
Describes behaviors, what victims can do, research studies, and links to related resources
 
Crime Library
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psychology/cyberstalking/1.html
This site from Court TV has an overview which includes legal classifications, stalking typologies and pathologies, incidence and prevalence, a cyberstalking case study and risk management.

End Stalking In America
http://www.esia.net/
The purpose of this site is to help educate the general public, to be of assistance to all potential victims of stalking, and to assist those victims who are currently being harassed and stalked. They have articles on the forms of stalking, traits of stalkers, mistakes victims make, building a case, filing a police report, etc.
 
Family Violence:  State Links
http://www.ncsconline.org/WC/Publications/KIS_FamVioStateLinksPub.pdf
The resources included in this PDF document include domestic violence court programs, domestic violence coalitions, and other domestic resources by state.

Intimate Partner Violence in the United States
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/intimate/ipv.htm
This site includes statistics on victim and offender characteristics, circumstances, injury and treatment (threats and types of attacks), etc.

National Center on Elder Abuse
http://www.elderabusecenter.org/
Publications, laws, statistics, and research on the subject of elder abuse

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
http://www.ncjrs.gov/spotlight/family_violence/summary.html
From the U.S. Department of Justice, this site includes facts and figures, legislation and key bills in Congress, online publications with titles like “Domestic Violence by Police Officers,” “Marital Rape,” etc. There’s also a page with examples of State and local programs and initiatives available online.

National Institute of Justice Child Abuse and Maltreatment
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/topics/crime/child-abuse/welcome.htm
This NIJ site has statistics,  articles, and links to other web resrouces.

The Safety Zone Domestic Violence Links
http://thesafetyzone.org/links/index.html
A list of links, concentrating on New York but also including national resources

Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers
http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/bc000657.pdf
This PDF document discusses DNA evidence as it relates to domestic violence cases and is a very basic overview.

USDOJ:  First Response to Victims of Crime
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/firstrep/2001/welcome.html
This is an online handbook for law enforcement officers on how to approach and help victims.

USDOJ:  Office on Violence Against Women
http://www.usdoj.gov/ovw/
An overview and list of resources including tribal coalitions for information on domestic violence among Native Americans

Victim Assistance Online
http://www.vaonline.org/
VAOnline is a international community of victim assistance professionals, program managers, academics, researchers and victim rights advocates, with participation by individuals, institutions and agencies in over in 23 countries. Among other things, it has a virtual library of topical issues, including a criminology and criminal justice section.
 
Violence Against Women Online Resources
http://www.vaw.umn.edu/
This site has a document library with topics on Advocacy, Child Custody and Protection, and Criminal Justice Response.

WomensLaw
http://www.womenslaw.org/
Includes state-by-state legal information and resources for domestic violence


DRUGS & DRUG TRAFFICKING

Club Drugs
http://clubdrugs.org/
A discussion of Club drugs being used by young adults at all-night dance parties such as "raves" or "trances," dance clubs, and bars:. MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, and LSD
 
Drug Policy Alliance
http://www.lindesmith.org/homepage.cfm
Includes news headlines about drugs from around the US and the world and articles on various types of drugs and some intriguing discussions like “What if cigarettes became the new Prohibition?”

Drug Story
http://www.drugstory.org/drug_traffic/cartel_organized.asp
Links to articles on drug cartels around the world.

GAO Testimony on Products to Defraud Drug Tests
http://www.securitymanagement.com/library/gao05653t_drug0805.pdf
Testimony before Congress about everyday products used to foil drug tests

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
http://www.hidta.org/sitemap.asp
The  High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program was created  by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. This act authorized the Director  of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to designate  regions (such as DC/Baltimore) within the United States that face drug trafficking threats  affecting other areas of the nation as HIDTAs.

Meth Resources
http://www.methresources.gov/
A site from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, it includes statistics and articles.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
http://www.ncjrs.gov/app/topics/topic.aspx?topicid=93
Info sheets, substance abuse indicators, testing, and treatment

National Drug Intelligence Center
http://www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs11/18862/index.htm#Contents
This assessment addresses the status and outlook of the drug threat to the United States. It covers the trafficking and abuse patterns of cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, MDMA, pharmaceutical drugs, and other dangerous drugs.

Street Drugs
http://www.streetdrugs.org/
A fairly extensive drug index, plus signs of drug use and various reports on drug use such as “Illicit Drug Use among Persons Arrested for Serious Crimes,” “How and Where Young Adults Obtain Marijuana,” etc.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/global_illicit_drug_trends.html
An annual UN report which attempts to identify trends in the evolution of global illicit drug markets

White House Drug Policy
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/index.html
Facts and figures on a variety of drugs, and a list of drug street terms


FRAUD

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
http://www.insurancefraud.org/
Includes an up-to-date listing of people who have been arrested recently for insurance fraud and also a separate list for convictions, as well a section on legislation and lots of articles

Common Fraud Schemes
http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/fraudschemes.htm
An FBI site with summarized information on various fraud schemes.

Crimes of Persuasion
http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/
Lots of articles about fraud, including some which take a closer look at criminals who defraud

Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/
The FTC’s site has a news section with articles on the latest scams and legal actions against them.

Fraud.org
http://www.fraud.org/
Home of the National Consumer League’s Fraud Information Center, this site has tips on how to avoid frauds related to telemarketing, the internet, businesses, counterfeit drugs, and elder fraud, and also contains a news section with the latest advisories.

Looks Too Good to Be True
http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/index.aspx
This website was developed to arm you with information so you don't fall victim to these Internet scam artists. Includes FAQ and types of fraud

Official Anti-Fraud and Regulatory Bodies
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/scandals/official.html
A list of links to regulatory, supervisory and investigative groups around the world

Quatloos!
http://www.quatloos.com/
A cyber-museum, of sorts, with some of the funniest (yet sometimes successful) scams around, but also a clearinghouse for information on the latest scams

Scam Busters
http://www.scambusters.com/
This web site targets internet scams, identity theft, and urban legends and provides tips on how people can protect themselves. It lets you know what kinds of scams are out there and is fairly up to date.


GANGS

Know Ur Gangs
http://kieroshaea666.tripod.com/index.html
Basic background on MS-13, the Latin Kings, Vice Lords, 18th Street, Vatos Locos, Chi-Town Crews, D.C. Crews

The Coroner’s Report
http://www.gangwar.com/
Information and resources on gang intervention and prevention

Street Gangs Resource Center
http://www.streetgangs.com/
Information on L.A. drug gangs


HATE CRIMES

Civil Rights.org
http://www.civilrights.org/issues/hate/
Includes the lates in civil rights news and hate crimes, as well some statistics and reports

Hate Crimes Research Network
http://www.hatecrime.net/research.htm
Based at the Department of Sociology of Portland State University in Oregon, the HCRN links work done by sociologists, criminologists, psychologists and other academics, including graduate students. The goal is to create a common pool of research and data to understand the phenomenon of hate crimes.

National Institute of Justice
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/topics/crime/hate-crime/welcome.htm
A very basic overview and bibliography

SE-GAG Hate and Occult Groups Information
http://www.segag.org/hateaz.html
From the Southeastern Connecticut Gang Activities Group, this page provides basic background information on a dozen or so hate groups such as the Aryan Nation, KKK, and Skin Heads.

Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.splcenter.org/index.jspThe Intelligence Project monitors hate groups and extremist activities throughout the U.S. and publishes the Center's award-winning Intelligence Report (with some of those articles posted on the site). They also include case files of hate crimes legal actions they’ve spearheaded.

Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos
http://www.adl.org/hate_symbols/default.asp
A good source for the symbols used by hate crime groups

Watchman Fellowship’s 2001 Index of Cults and Religions
http://www.watchman.org/cat95.htm
A caveat:  Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age and thus everything on the site is viewed through the lens of the Christian religion. But the page does include a nice listing of various religious groups around the world, although it’s primarily US-centric.


HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Anti-Slavery
http://www.antislavery.org/homepage/antislavery/trafficking.htm
Includes an introduction and a look at various regions around the world, with articles, photos, news, and reports

Child Trafficking
http://www.childtrafficking.com/
A web site by the the Swiss Foundation of Terre des homme, it includes essays, discussions, legal issues, and surveys of the problem of child trafficking by region.

Human Trafficking from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
http://www.catwinternational.org/
Includes a summary of the coalition’s campaigns, as well as overviews of the current situation of trafficking in women around the world, by region, and many articles

Human Trafficking.org
http://www.humantrafficking.org/
The purpose of this Web site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. This Web site has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information.

Human Trafficking Online
http://www.humantraffickingsearch.net/
Includes many articles, with sections on human trafficking, child labor, forced labor, and sex slavery


IDENTITY THEFT

Flying Hamster
http://flyinghamster.com/tag/identity_theft
Up-to-date news articles on identify theft around the world, with but a heavy U.S. concentration; there’s also an RSS feed

Help for Victims of Identify Theft
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/it.htm
From the U.S. Department of Justice, this site includes an overview of the problem, links to government agencies, national consumer organizations, and the big three credit monitoring organizations, as well as information on grants and funding for victims, and other publications.

ID Safety
http://www.idsafety.org/
A co-project of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Bank of America, this site has articles on the subect for consumers and law enforcement

Identify Theft Resource Center
http://www.idtheftcenter.org/
Includes victim resources, consumer resources and tips, state and local resources, and a section on scam alerts


MONEY LAUNDERING

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
http://www.fincen.gov/
This site, from the U.S. Department of Treasury, has reports on anti-money laundering issues, Federal Register notices, advisories, bulletins, rulings, and fact sheets

Financial Scandals: Money Laundering
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/scandals/launder.html
A guide to sources on money laundering, how it’s done and what is being done about it

How Stuff Works:  Money Laundering
http://money.howstuffworks.com/money-laundering.htm
A nice overview of the subject, in basic layman’s terms

International Money Laundering Information Network
http://www.imolin.org/imolin/index.html
IMoLIN is an Internet-based network assisting governments, organizations and individuals in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The site includes a few publications and international standards, broken down by country.


OCCULT

Criminal Justice Links on the Occult

http://class.ccaurora.edu/crj110/crjlinks.htm#Cults
Compiled for a class, this is a listing of links which looks at both sides of the issue -- occult as a real problem or as religious bias.

FBI Study of Childhood Ritual Abuse
http://www.religioustolerance.org/fbi_01.htm
An article by Kenneth V. Lanning, "Investigator's Guide to Allegations of 'Ritual' Child Abuse", Behavioral Science Unit, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia 22135 (1992).  It’s mirrored here, as well:  http://www.gothicsubculture.com/fbi.php

Occult and Violent Ritual Crime Research
http://www.signatureprofilingassociates.com/
OVRCR is a crime analysis agency incorporated in the State of South Carolina which specializes in the analysis of violent occult and ritual crime. 

Satanic Media Wach
http://www.smwane.dk/component/option,com_joomap/Itemid,37
This is actually a site that tries to collect articles and information from the viewpoint that much of the news sometimes ascribed to ritualistic violent crime is more hysteria than fact.


ORGANIZED CRIME

The American Mafia
http://www.onewal.com/
Includes articles on mob bosses, sections devoted to mob slang, underworld nicknames, and mob chronology, information on crimefighters and informants, a bibliography of books and movies about the mob and government documents

Court TV Crime Library
http://www.crimelibrary.com/gangsters-outlaws-gmen.htm
Articles on mob bosses, crime family epics, outlaw and thieves, and cops and other characters

FBI
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/orgcrime/ocshome.htm
Includes an overview, lots of news articles, major cases, past and present, and looks at Italian, Eurasian, Asian, African and sports-bribery programs the FBI covers.

Gangland News
http://www.ganglandnews.com/index.html
This site was created by Jerry Capeci, an expert on the American Mafia and frequent guest on network and cable television programs in the U.S. and Canada, and includes lot of articles and up-to-date columns about the mafia.

Gangsters Incorporated
http://gangstersinc.tripod.com/index.html
Up-to-date gangster news stories and profiles and overviews of various world organized crime organizations

History of the American Mafia and Organized Crime
http://www.gangrule.com/
Articles on selected mafia figures, gangs and families, and historic events; also includes a collection of rare historic photographs, charts, articles and interviews

Mafia Genius
http://www.geocities.com/mafia_genius2004/
Includes an overview and definition of organized crime, and profiles of gangster individuals and families.

Mob Candy
http://www.mobcandymag.com/
The “Underworld Magazine of Mafia Politics, Pleasure, and Power,” this is just the web site presence for the magazine, with ordering information.

Omerta
http://da_wizeguy.tripod.com/omerta/
A mafioso dictionary and sayings, Italian curse words, articles on New York crime families, mug shots, and more

Organized Crime and Corruption Bibliographic Database Search
http://www.yorku.ca/nathanson/search.htm
Searches on this database can be performed in the title, author, or keyword fields

Organized Crime:  Mafia, Yakua, Triads
http://members.tripod.com/~orgcrime/index2.htm
This site contains articles,links and news related to organized crime syndicates. Coverage on this site includes: American Mafia, Russian Mafia, Japanese Yakuza, La Cosa Nostra, Triads, Yardies (posses), South American drug cartels and other crime syndicates

Rick Porrello’s American Mafia.com
http://americanmafia.com/index.html
Rick Porrello is a veteran Cleveland-area police lieutenant with Mafia roots and author of The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia. Porrello began writing his first book during research into the murders of his grandfather and three uncles, who were mob leaders killed in Prohibition-era violence. The site includes a look at mafia cities around the U.S. and also a user forum.

United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/organized_crime.html
This page from the UN describes their efforts and involvement  to counter organized crime.


SPIES/INTELLIGENCE

Advanced Electronic Security Company
http://www.bugsweeps.com/faq/index.html
Some FAQs about bugging

Cold War Experience:  Espionage
http://www2.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/experience/spies/
This site is a companion to CNN’s landmarks series about the Cold War, and includes articles, spy biographies, and links.

Global Intelligence News Portal
http://mprofaca.cro.net/spynews.html
Intelligence and spy news galore from around the world

Spylopedia
http://members.tripod.com/spylopedia/Main2.htm
Spylopedia is a reference site for espionage related material that is located on the World Wide Web, including international news and over 600 weblinks.

True Spy Stories
http://rf-web.tamu.edu/security/secguide/Spystory/Intro.htm#True%20Spy%20Stories
Profiles of such high-profile spies as Aldrich Ames and Jonathan Jay Pollard.


STATISTICS ON CRIME

Bureau of Justice Statistics
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
Statistics about crime and victims, criminal offenders, special topics, law enforcement, courts and sentencing, corrections, and more

Crime Statistics
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/crimjust/stats.htm
Annotated links to various web sites

FBI Uniform Crime Reports
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm
Includes reports on overall crime in the U.S., hate crime statistics, and aw enforcement officers killed and assaulted.

Homicide Trends in the U.S.
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/homtrnd.htm
This site contains a series of charts that describe homicide patterns and trends in the United States since 1976.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States, displayed in over 1,000 tables.

Statistical Resources on the Web
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stsoc.html#crime
Links and more links

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
http://www.bls.gov/bls/other.htm
Links to government statistical sites from countries around the world
 
Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse
http://www.trac.syr.edu/
Independent, nonpartisan information about federal enforcement, staffing, and spending


TERRORISM

Agrosecurity
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/crimjust/agrosec.htm
Links to web sites on Agricultural Bioterrorism:

Bioterrorism (Covering Both Biological and Chemical Threats)
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/crimjust/bioterr.htm
Links to web sites with information

Bomb Threats and Radiological Incidents
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/crimjust/bomb.htm
Links to web sites with information

Computer Security and Intelligence
http://www.c4i.org/
Links to other sites

Council on Foreign Relations: Terrorism
http://www.cfr.org/issue/135/
An online resource for everyone in these turbulent times who wants to learn more about the complex international issues challenging policy-makers and citizens alike.

Counter-Terrorism
http://www.counterterrorismtraining.gov/pubs/11.html
PDF articles to assit with state and local counter-terrorism training

Global Incident Map
http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php
A global display of terrorism and other suspicious events

History of Biological Warfare
http://galenpress.com/extras/extra24.htm
An overview

Narco-Terrorism
http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/narco/narco.htm
Internet Resources, books, documents, and periodicals about drugs and terrorism

Security Magazine
http://www.securitymagazine.com/
News about security products and services, with lots of archived articles

South Asia Terrorism Portal
http://www.cfr.org/issue/135/
News about terrorism in such areas as Indian, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and others.

Terrorism Research Center
http://www.terrorism.com/
Although many resources on this site are premium content, there are some free areas, such as country profiles, terrorism timelines, public documents, and links.

Weapons of Mass Destruction Handbook
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,76887,00.html
An overview of various types of warfare (chemical, biological, and nuclear) and what citizens can do