Resources

Professional Organizations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.

American Society of Criminology

The American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency

Law and Society Association

The Law and Society Association (LSA), founded in 1964, is a group of scholars from many fields and countries, interested in the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life.

American Probation and Parole Association

Government Agencies

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Research Organizations

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

CJPF's mission is to educate the public about the impact of drug policy and the problems of policing on the criminal justice system. They provide information and advice to policy makers, criminal justice professionals, and the public through consultation, education programs, conferences, publications, the news media and the Internet. The foundation assists drug policy reform organizations with advice on legal organization, management, outreach, research, media relations, and coalition building.

Justice Policy Institute

The mission of the Justice Policy Institute is to promote effective solutions to social problems and to be dedicated to ending society’s reliance on incarceration.

Justice Research and Statistics Association

The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) is a national non-profit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations. JRSA conducts and publishes policy-relevant research on justice issues, provides training and technical assistance, and maintains a clearinghouse of state criminal justice activities.

National Council on Crime and Delinquency

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is a non-profit organization that promotes effective, humane, fair and economically sound solutions to family, community and justice problems.

Police Foundation

An independent and unique resource for policing, the Police Foundation acts as a catalyst for change and an advocate for new ideas, in restating and reminding ourselves about the fundamental purposes of policing, and in ensuring that an important link remains intact between the police and the public they serve.

Sentencing Project

The Sentencing Project is a national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.

Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center

The Justice Policy Center (JPC) conducts non-partisan research and evaluation designed to improve justice and public safety policies and practices at that national, state and local level. The Center's research is founded on both the rigorous application of analytic methods and a pragmatic understanding of on-the-ground operations. Their researchers generate evidence on the effectiveness of existing programs and provide guidance on improvements in justice systems operations and efficiencies. They collaborate extensively with practitioners, public officials, and community groups to inform criminal justice decision-making in the interests of improving the safety and well-being of communities across the country.

Vera Institute of Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

Criminal Justice Careers