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Disaster and Emergency Management

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 nationally or internationally recognized websites associated with the criminal justice or legal profession.  

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

Google Tips & Tricks


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 first responders        OR        site:org statistics hazard mitigation

Other possible topics might include:

  • Crisis communication
  • Crisis management
  • Disaster management
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster recovery
  • Disaster response
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency response
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • First responders
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Homeland security
  • Incident management
  • Natural disaster
  • Resilience
  • Risk assessment