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Quality Websites

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to know if a website is credible or not. However, as a general rule, you should consult only websites that are nationally or internationally recognized websites associated with the criminal justice or legal profession. A good rule of thumb is to stick with websites that end in .edu, .gov or .org.   

Such websites include:

Unless OK-ed by your instructor, try to avoid:

  • Blogs
  • Websites that have no professional affiliation
  • Commercial websites whose primary purpose is to sell products
  • Wikipedia

Google Tips & Tricks

STATISTICS

Looking for credible statistics? Try this:

Go to Google and type in the following:

        site:gov statistics ___________          OR          site:org statistics ___________

where the ______ is whatever topic you need statistics on.

The    site:org   and   site:gov   tells Google to only give you results back from .org or .gov websites, which are oftentimes more relevant and credible than your average .com website. 

Ex.       site:gov statistics bioterrorism        OR        site:org statistics racial profiling

Other possible topics might include:

  • Bioterrorism
  • Body Cameras
  • Corrections and prisons
  • Criminal investigations
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal Justice and Future
  • Criminal Justice Issues
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Criminal Justice Theory
  • Criminology
  • False Allegations
  • FBI
  • Forensic sciences and investigation
  • Heightened Terror Alerts
  • Homeland Security
  • Homicide increase in the United States
    • Ferguson Effect
  • Homicide and Drug Trade
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Militarization of Police
  • Mitigating Crime
  • Police Misconduct
  • Probation and parole
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Terror Attacks
  • Terrorism and Emergency Management