Perspectives on the U.S. Criminal Justice System
"360degrees grew out of our concern about the increasing numbers of incarcerated Americans. Since 1980, the prison population has quadrupled — there are over two million Americans behind bars today. Most of those sent to prison are black or Hispanic and poor...It is our hope that this site will challenge your perceptions about who is in prison today and why, that it will generate ideas, big and small, about how we can make positive changes in our communities."
The Alger Hiss Story
"This Web site recreates one of the most important legal cases in this country's history, often cited as a turning point in 20th century American thinking ... to be an authoritative portal for access to primary information about Alger Hiss, the Hiss case and the early Cold War years - including new scholarship, newly released official documents from various governments and government agencies, and the archival material, such as trial testimony, court and government records and commentary, collected in many libraries and online repositories ... to act as the digitized and online counterpart to the Alger Hiss Papers at the Harvard Law School Library. Acting in tandem with the Harvard collection, this Web site will post a complete summary of the charges against Alger Hiss and a comprehensive look at the case for the defense..."
Jeff Kisseloff, Managing Editor ["who worked with Alger Hiss to help prepare his coram nobis petition..."]
"This site is dedicated to the moment on February 1953, when Jim Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double-helical structure of DNA - and to the scientists who breathed life into that structure."
Sections include: Timeline ; Code ; Manipulation ; Genome ; Applications ; Chronicle.
- The Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Criminal Justice Links
Sections include: Agencies ; Corrections ; Counterterrorism ; Courts and Adjudication ; Criminal Justice Research and Statistics ; Forensic Science ; Fraud/Crime on the Net ; General Resources ; Government Resources ; Just for Fun ; Law Enforcement ; Security Threat Groups/Gangs ; University and College Programs.
The Redwood Highway
Crime, Law and Related Links on the Web
"There are links to the scientific study of crime, electronic and print publication, and the profession of criminology. It should be of interest to both professionals in the field and more casual web surfers."
By Patrick Jackson, Sonoma State University
The Sentencing Project
"...is designed to provide resources and information for the news media and a public concerned with criminal justice and sentencing issues. This site also includes news and information about the National Association of Sentencing Advocates (NASA), which The Sentencing Project sponsors, and professional information of use to its members.
The Stanford Prison Experiment:
A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment
"...features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment. What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University."
By Phil Zimbardo, Psychology Dept., Stanford University
University of Western Australia Law School - Crime Research Centre
"In addition to developing a statistical database, the Centre has been at the forefront of evaluative criminal justice research in Western Australia. The focus has been on producing research which is both scholarly and of relevance to the needs of professionals involved in the formulation, development and implementation of criminal justice policy."
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