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http://www.crimemagazine.com/
Crime Magazine is about true crime: organized crime, celebrity crime, serial killers, corruption, sex crimes, capital punishment, prisons, assassinations, justice issues, crime books, crime films and crime studies.


COLD CASES

Cold Case Center
http://www.coldcasecenter.com/
Website of the National Center for Cold Cases, includes new cold case news and cold case links.

Cold Case Group
http://www.coldcasesgroup.com/
Has a link to the discussion group on Yahoo for persons investigating or researching unsolved missing, murdered or unidentified cases from the past, and some additional links.

Cold Cases Investigations Discussion Forum
http://officialcoldcaseinvestigations.com
This website is an online forum for discussions about cold cases.

Cold Case Squads Around the Country
http://www.echonyc.com/~horn/restless/ccslist.html
Links and postal and e-mail addresses for law enforcement cold case squads in the U.S., as well as a few volunteer groups.

Cold Case Toolkit
http://www.ncstl.org/education/Cold%20Case%20Toolkit
Lots of links to cold case-related organizations, including NIJ/DOJ Resources, state resources and a Word document with web sites of police departments that solicit cold cases, training opportunities, victim assistance and prevention resources, and general links.

Court TV Hidden Traces
http://www.courttv.com/news/hiddentraces/index2.html
Info about famous cold cases, cold case success stories, and articles such as “Age-progression and facial recognition techniques.”

Doe Network
http://www.doenetwork.org/
The Doe Network is a volunteer organization devoted to assisting Law Enforcement in solving cold cases concerning Unexplained Disappearances and Unidentified Victims from North America, Australia and Europe. They also cooperate with Project EDAN (Everyone Deserves A Name), a group of volunteer forensic artists donating time and skills to create reconstructions and age-progressions of the Missing and Unidentified. The artists' work is offered to law enforcement agencies and featured on the Web site.

DNA.Gov
http://www.dna.gov/uses/solving-crimes/cold_cases/
Lots of helpful information using DNA to solve cold cases and details about CODIS, the computer software program that operates local, state, and national databases of DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved crime scene evidence, and missing persons.

How Cold Case Squads Work
http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/bja/coldcasesquads/bja2.html
A nice overview of cold case squads

Implementing a Cold Case Homicide Unit
http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/2005/feb05leb.pdf
An FBI article which gives an overview of the difficulties and budget restraints involved in setting up a cold case unit. Includes a brief checklist form titled “Criteria for Opening Cold Case Homicides.”

Missing Pieces Radio Program
http://www.missingpieces.info
Missing Pieces is a one-hour weekly radio program “designed to raise public awareness and encourage communications of information between people who can help locate or identify individuals in cases that have been classified as Unsolved, Missing, Murdered & Unidentified."

National Institute of Justice
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/194197.htm
This web site has a report in PDF or ASCII formats from 2002 about using DNA to solve cold cases. It’s a decent overview of the subject.

Resurrecting Cold Case Serial Homicide Investigations
http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/2005/august05leb.pdf
This PDF article introduces the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) and how it can help local and state agencies solve cold cases.

Unresolved Homicides
http://www.unresolvedhomicides.org/index.cfm
The web site of the organization Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, Inc.

Unsolved Mysteries
http://www.unsolved.com/home.html
The web site for the long-running U.S. television show hosted by Robert Stack. The site includes cases from the show.

Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases
http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/194197.pdf
A PDF document from the U.S. Department of Justice

Vidocq Society
http://vidocq.org/
The Vidocq Society is an unusual crime-fighting group of forensic professionals and citizens who apply their collective forensic skills and experience to "cold case" homicides and unsolved deaths. Although the web site doesn’t include current cases they’re working on, it does have a listing of news articles about the society which detail a few success stories, and includes web sites for some of its forensic members.

Yahoo Cold Case Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coldcases
This discussion forum is dedicated to persons investigating or researching unsolved missing, murdered or unidentified cases from the past.


CRIME AND POPULAR CULTURE

Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture

http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/index.html
The online files of the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, with topics such as “A Descriptive Analysis of Police Corruption in Film” and nonfiction book reviews.


CRIME NEWS

Crime Blog
http://www.crimeblog.com/
“All crime all the time”

Crime and Punishment
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4327893/
MSNBC’s site of crime news.

Crime Library News
http://www.crimelibrary.com/news/index.html
Daily crime news from the U.S., with a focus on violent crimes.

Crime News
http://talkjustice.com/newsfeed.htm
An RSS feed for the latest crime news.
 
Crime Radius
http://www.crimeradius.com/
Daily national (U.S.) crime news reported from over 800 sources updated regularly through out the day.. There’s also a topic index, of news about abduction, assaults, drugs, homicides, etc.

Crime Scene USA
http://crimesceneusa.blogspot.com/

Officer.com
http://www.officer.com/
Daily crime news from around the U.S

Pulp News
http://pulpnews.com/
They really don’t make this stuff up, although it’s hard to believe.


MOST WANTED

Active Most Wanted
http://activemostwanted.com/
This is a compendium of sites all over the Internet where assistance is being sought in solving crimes or locating fugitives.

America’s Most Wanted
http://www.amw.com/
The site for the TV show by the same name, which has helped catch over 950 fugitives to date.

ATF Most Wanted
http://www.atf.treas.gov/wanted/index.htm
From the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agency

Cyber Criminals Most Wanted
http://www.ccmostwanted.com/
News and listings from the U.S. and around the world

DEA Most Wanted
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/fugitives/fuglist.htm
The top listings from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

FBI’s Most Wanted Criminals
http://www.fbi.gov/wanted.htm

FBI’s Most Wanted Stolen Artworks
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

Interpol
http://www.interpol.int/Public/Wanted/Default.asp
Fugitives wanted by national jurisdictions and the International Criminal Court
 
The Missing and the Wanted Pages
http://www.pimall.com/nais/links-wanted.html
A listing of links from PI Mall

NCIS Most Wanted
http://www.ncis.navy.mil/wanted.asp
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service listing

Unsolved Mysteries
http://www.unsolved.com/home.html
Wanted fugitives and cold case files from the TV show of the same name
 
U.S. Marshals
http://www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/index.html
Their 15 most-wanted criminals

U.S. Most Wanted Criminals
http://www.fugitivehunter.org/usmostwanted.html
Has a database by state and county of criminals wanted in each jurisdiction

World’s Most Wanted
http://www.mostwanted.org/
In addition to U.S. listings, there are most wanted postings from various law enforcement agencies around the world.

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


SERIAL KILLERS, SPREE KILLERS & MASS MURDERERS

Crime Library
http://www.crimelibrary.com/serialkillers.htm
Profiles of famous serial killer cases

Death and Dementia
http://www.deathndementia.com/category/crime.html
Lots of links to sites about famous serial killers and crime-related information

Internet Crime Archives
http://www.mayhem.net/Crime/archives.html
If you can get past the annoying design of this site, there is a lot of information on various serial killers and mass murderers, including recent news and headline makers

Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
http://crime.about.com/od/serial/Serial_Killers_and_Mass_Murderers.htm


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.

MADD Online:  Statistics
http://www.madd.org/stats/0,1056,1112,00.html
Statistics on drunk driving cases, with information on minimum drinking age laws

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


TRUE CRIME

About.com: Crime and Punishment
http://crime.about.com/
Includes articles on current and past high-profile cases

Alcatraz Island
http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz/
Includes the history and culture of this famous prison, now a park operated by the National Park Service

Arrested.com
http://www.arrested.com/
Links to crime news, arrest records, mug shots

Corrections Connection
http://www.corrections.com/
News from the world of corrections, and a host of links

Crime and Punishment
http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/candp/default.htm
Crime, prevention, and punishment through the ages

Crime and Punishment News
http://talkjustice.com/newsfeed.htm
The latest in crime news from around the world

Crime Case Files
http://www.crimecasefiles.com/
Highlighting crimes that need public attention.

Crime, Law, and Justice
http://www.karisable.com/crime.htm
Overviews of various types of crime with links and recent cases

Crime Library
http://www.crimelibrary.com/
Crime stories on serial killers, the mafia, terrorists, spies, assassins, and gangsters

Crime Magazine
http://www.crimemagazine.com/
Articles on high-profile cases

CrimeNews 2000
http://www.crimenews2000.com/
Despite the name, this site contains up-to-date cases making the news

Famous Trials
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm
Prof. Doug Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School has put together information about famous trials in history from the trial of Socrates in 399 B.C. to the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995.

Homicide In Chicago 1870-1930
http://homicide.northwestern.edu/
The Chicago Police Department Homicide Record Index – chronicling 11,000  homicides in the city during those years.

Officer.com
http://www.officer.com/
Includes the latest law enforcement news, among many other features

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
A searchable online database containing 101,102 trials, from April 1674 to October 1834

The Smoking Gun
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/
Large collection of public documents on crimes, celebrities, politicians, and the FBI.

Stalking Victims Sanctuary
http://www.stalkingvictims.com/
Although obviously geared toward victims of stalking, there is information on what to do if being stalked, steps to take, and other aspects of stalking.

Studies in Scarlet:  Marriage & Sexuality in the U.S. and U.K., 1815-1914
http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/home?_collection=scarlet
Studies in Scarlet presents the images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from the Harvard Law School Library's extensive trial collections. Included are a number of trials of the wealthy and renowned such as an account of the adultery trial of Caroline, Queen Consort of George IV, the sodomy trial of Oscar Wilde, and the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of Stanford White, the famous architect who was Evelyn Nesbit Thaw's lover. The larger part of the collection, however, consists of the stories of ordinary men and women thrust into the public eye when their marriages and love affairs went wrong or their relationships did not conform to social standards.

Top 10 Evil Women and More Evil Women
http://listverse.com/crime/top-10-most-evil-women/
http://listverse.com/crime/another-10-evil-women
Yep, they’re evil all right.

True Crime Ink
http://www.truecrimeink.com/links.htm
True crime links