Crime Organizations & Associations
E-mail Discussion Lists
Reporting Crimes
Forensic Associations
Mental Health Organizations

American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Critical Criminology and the Section on Critical Criminology within the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) provides information about critical scholarship related to crime and justice and is intended to link students, scholars, and researchers with interests in critical criminology.

Vidocq Society - Dedicated to dealing with long-unsolved murders and other major cases. The Vidocq credo is Veritas Veritatum - The Truth of Truths. The Vidocq Society's 82 members come from 17 states and 12 countries with a broad array of forensic specialties. The Society chooses its cases carefully, working closely with local investigators and prosecutors. All work is pro bono.

Cult Information Service - Educating the public about the effects of mind control used by destructive cults. Support and referral to victims and those affected. Providing information in researching destructive cults and cultic behavior. It does not pass judgment on doctrine or beliefs.


National Sexual Violence Resource Center - NSVRC provides information, help and Support , influences policy, practice and research by providing interaction, investigation, and promoting awareness within the anti-sexual violencemovement.

What Is Restorative Justice? Restorative justice is a systematic response to crime that emphasizes healing the wounds of victims, offenders and communities caused or revealed by the criminal behaviour.

The Center for Advancement of Public Policy - Fosters democratic, and humane management in government, corporations, and organizations; seeks the elimination of prejudice, sexism, and discrimination in the workplace and society; and promotes research, investigation and education.

Civil and Human Rights Organizations People for the American Way - Committed to defending democracy and bringing the ideals of community, opportunity, diversity, equality and fairness together to form a strong, united voice.

National Safety Council - Dedicated to Protecting Life and Promoting Health.

Action Without Borders - Global network of individuals and organizations working to build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives in a healthy environment.

50States Project - Center for Public Integrity - An independent investigation of the conduct of legislators in every state in the union.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) - Advancing the mission of US criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or misconduct.

American Association for the Advancement of Community Oriented Policing - To further the philosophy and practice of community policing.

American Civil Liberties - Since our founding in 1920, ACLUs mission is to fight civil liberties violations wherever and whenever they occur. Every person in this country should have the same basic rights.

BC Civil Liberties Association - The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is the oldest and most active civil liberties group in Canada.

Amnesty International - Dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and "disappearances," and abolishing the death penalty throughout the world.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - Advocates for public policy, and mobilizes and Supports individuals and institutions that share our unconditional rejection of capital punishment.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was created in 1970 when the nation's news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources.

Security On Campus, Inc. (S.O.C.) To educate prospective students, parents and the campus community about the prevalence of crime on our nation's college and university campuses.

Crime Victims for a Just Society - Provides an opportunity for crime victims and others who care to lend their voices and their talents to efforts to create a more just society.

The National Crime Victim Bar Association - Database provides direct on-line access to an electronic library of over 11,000 summaries of victim litigation cases.

The Civil Justice Database helps attorneys, researchers, and others quickly identify on-point cases.

Cavnet - Communities Against Violence Network -- Working internationally to address violence against women, youth violence, and crimes against people with disabilities.

MURDER VICTIMS FAMILIES FOR RECONCILIATION - Murder victims' families face two things: a death and a crime. It is time we break the cycle of violence. To those who say society must take a life for a life, we say: "not in our name." -Marie Deans, founder of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation.

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) - The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, nonprofit organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS ) is a national nonprofit organization made up of, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces.

Join Together A national resource for communities fighting substance abuse and gun violence. A project of the Boston University School of Public Health.

Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) Contributes to the following areas of addictions research: etiology, prevention, and treatment; social, psychological, and neurophysiological aspects; and health and medical aspects.

EPIC is a public interest research center to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse -A consumer education, research, and advocacy program to empower you to control your personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection.

Consumer Federation of America (CFA) -- Provides consumers a voice in decisions that affect their lives.

The Center For Auto Safety - Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country.

TRUSTe: Enables individuals and organizations to establish trusting relationships based on respect for personal identity and information.

The Privacy Leadership Initiative - Here you can find tips to keep your information private, both online and off through tools and resources to help businesses become more knowledgeable about good privacy practices.

The National Fraud Information Center - A project of the National Consumers League - Consumers can call the hotline toll-free at 1-800-876-7060 or send their questions to the NFIC.

BBBOnLine, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Council of Better Business Bureaus to promote trust and confidence on the Internet through the BBBOnLine Reliability and BBBOnLine Privacy programs.

Also See Reporting Crimes and Government ResourcesThe Center for Health, Environment and Justice -- CHEJ believes in environmental justice, the principle that people have the right to a clean and healthy environment regardless of their race or economic standing.

Citizen Works -- Nonpartisan organization, strengthens citizen participation in power. We give people the tools and opportunities to build democracy.

National Consumers League - To identify, protect, represent, and advance the economic and social interests of consumers and workers.

The Center for Insurance Research -- An independent voice for reform in debates about insurance, banks, financial services companies and related public policy issues around the nation. CIR focuses on national and state issues of insurance and financial services regulation in a range of areas including: mutual conversions, health care, illegal discrimination, accessibility, quality assurance, disclosure, corporate and regulatory accountability.

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