American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Includes listing of colleges and additional forensic links
American Polygraph Association
Has articles on polygraphs, including admissibility, validity research, FAQs
American Society of Criminology
On the academic side, but has some info on crime statistics and solutions
Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction
News and more links
Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners
Has a list of forensic suppliers, firearms cross-reference search, expert referrals, and forensics links
Association for Intelligence Officers
Has notes and news from the world of intelligence
Charleston, SC PD Forensic Services Division
Has a lot of information on crime prevention
Evidence Photographers International Council
More links and a few articles
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Division of Forensic Sciences
Has articles listing procedures for evidence submission and service descriptions
International Association of Arson Investigators
International Association for Identification
Info on forensic certification requirements
International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
International Association for Property and Evidence
Headlines, articles, procedural downloads, property room storage designs, pictures, tips and tricks, and fun but strange accounts of what not to do
Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association
Has guideline documents for videotaping crime scenes
Michigan State University Associations Links
Nice list of other links
Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Articles on Breath Alcohol, Controlled Substances, Firearms & Toolmarks, Forensic Biology, Forensic Imaging, Forensic Toxicology, Questioned Documents, Trace Evidence
Capital Crime Writers
A group of mystery/crime writers based in Ottawa.
Crime Writers Association
The Crime Writers’ Association was founded in 1953 by John Creasey with the aim of supporting professional writers and promoting the genre, and they sponsor the annual Dagger Awards. Membership is open to any author who has had one crime novel produced by a bona fide publisher.
Crime Writers of Canada
The Crime Writers of Canada is a national organization for Canadian crime writers, associated professionals, and anyone else with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Its mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers from coast to coast.
Horror Writers Association
A group which promotes the horror genre and sponsors the annual Stoker Award.
International Association of Crime Writers
The IACW was formed to promote crime writing in nations where it lacks traditional roots; to collect and distribute information about the genre of crime writing, through newsletters, symposia, and conferences throughout the world; encourage the translation of crime novels from their original languages into others; advocate freedom of expression and to fight censorship.
International Thriller Writers
A group formed in 2005 to promote the thriller genre and its writers, with an annual conference and awards.
Mystery Writers of America
MWA bills itself as the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. MWA is dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing and recognition and respect for those who write within the genre. They provide scholarships for writers, sponsor a youth literacy program, symposia and conferences, present the Edgar® Awards, and conduct other activities to further a better appreciation and higher regard for crime writing.
MWA Florida Chapter
MWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter
MWA Midwest Chapter
MWA New England Chapter
MWA New York Chapter
MWA Northern California Chapter
MWA Northwest Chapter
MWA Rocky Mountain Chapter
MWA Southeast Chapter
MWA Southern California Chapter
MWA Southwest Chapter
Nero Wolfe Society
The Wolfe Pack is a forum to discuss, explore, and enjoy the 72 Nero Wolfe books and short stories. The organization promotes fellowship and extends friendship to those who enjoy these great literary works of mystery through a series of events, book discussions, and a journal devoted to study of the genius detective, Nero Wolfe, and his intrepid assistant, Archie Goodwin.
Private Eye Writers of America
This organization, composed of writers of private eye fiction, presents the annual Shamus Awards.
Sisters in Crime
SinC inludes 3400 members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by affection for the mystery genre and support of women who write mysteries. Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women at the 1986 Bouchercon in Baltimore.
Sisters in Crime, Guppies (Internet Critique Group) Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Internet Group
Sisters in Crime, Alabama Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Alaska Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Atlanta Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Australia Chapter
Sisters in Crime, California Central Coast
Sisters in Crime, Chesapeake Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Chicago Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Connecticut Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Delaware Valley Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Desert Sleuths Chapter (Phoenix)
Sisters in Crime, Florida Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Heart of Texas Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Indiana Chapter (Speed City)
Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Middle Tennessee Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Missouri (Greater St. Louis) Chapter
Sisters in Crime, New England Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Central New Jersey Chapter
Sisters in Crime, New Mexico Chapter
Sisters in Crime, New York/Tri-State Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Northern California Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Orange County, CA, Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Pittsburgh Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Puget Sound Chapter
Sisters in Crime, San Diego Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Toronto Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Washington (Puget Sound) Chapter
Science Fiction Writers of America
The SFWA includes over 1200 science fiction and fantasy writers, artists, editors, and allied professionals are members. Each year they present the Nebula Awards for the science fiction or fantasy best short story, novelette, novella, and novel of the year.
ORGANIZATIONS, GENERAL WRITING
American Society of Authors and Writers
A professional media society which provides members a laminated Press Identification Card, access to other media professionals, marketing and book promotional tools, SCRIBE! Media Magazine (which includes editor, publisher, literary agent, producer, director, and other media contacts).
American Society of Journalists and Authors
ASJA is the nation's leading organization of independent nonfiction writers. Our membership consists of more than 1,100 outstanding freelance writers of magazine articles, trade books, and many other forms of nonfiction writing. Membership provides a newsletter with insider information on the writing business, a freelance database, members-only workshops and seminars, interest groups and forums, a press card, access to group health insurance, and more.
The Authors Guild bills itself as the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests in effective copyright protection, fair contracts and free expression, ever since it was founded as the Authors League of America in 1912. To be eligible, book authors must be published by an established American publisher. Freelance writers must have published three works, fiction or non-fiction, by a periodical of general circulation within the last eighteen months. Membership provides access to health insurance, legal services, web site hosting, and publications.
Ninc is the an organization for multi-published authors across all elements of popular fiction. They provide annual conferences, a monthly newsletter, networking, an agent guide and Publishers Weekly discount, and more.
Writers Guild of America, East
The Writers Guild of America, East, is a labor union representing professional writers in film, television and radio. M\embers write for animation, entertainment, network and local news operations, independent stations in major cities, and for any other media production companies.
Writers Guild of America, West
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union composed of the thousands of writers who write the television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, CD-ROMs, and content for new-media technologies.
American Booksellers Association
The ABA is a national, not for profit trade association, and exists to protect and promote the interests of its members: independently owned bookstores (not just mystery-themed), large and small, with storefront locations in towns and cities nationwide. The site includes an online searchable database of independent book stores.
Independent Mystery Booksellers Association
The IMBA is a trade association of owners of retail businesses wholly or substantially devoted to the sale of mystery books, whose goals include promoting specialty mystery booksellers to both the book-buying and the publishing communities and offering support to fellow booksellers. The web includes a directory of their member stores. IMBA also sponsors the annual Dilys Awards.
Independent Mystery Publishers
The IMP is a group of small to mid-sized independent publishers specializing in mystery, suspense, and thriller fiction, as well as related non-fiction. They share information, trade ideas, and work together on marketing projects such as IMPrints, an annual catalog, as well as co-op advertising, ride-along mailings, representation at industry trade shows, and centralized distribution for member publishers.