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Academic Associations and Research Groups

Centre de Recherches Sociologiques sur le Droit et les Institutions Pénales (CESDIP) Besides excellent information in French, this includes a section in English on penal issues.

Crime and Punishment in New Brunswick (Be warned that this may take awhile to load.)

Criminal Justice Forum (CJF), Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, (MSU) Abhishekapatti, Tirunelveli 627 012 Tamil Nadu INDIA Email: The site includes a link to their newsletter, the Crime and Justice Perspective.

European Centre for the Study of Policing

European Social Science History Conference

Gern: A European Group of Research into Norms This site is predominantly in French but includes .pdf links in a variety of languages.

Historical Violence Database, sponsored by the Criminal Justice Research Center, Ohio State University. For information, contact Randy Roth, who describes this site as a “data zoo.”

International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice This includes information on the bi-annual, bi-lingual (English/French) journal, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés/Crime, History & Societies; the Herman Diederiks Prize; conferences; and related institutions.

International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)

International Association for the Study of Organized Crime

Law, Crime and Deviance Research Group, History Department, Oxford Brookes University
contacts: Dr. David S. Nash,, and
Dr. Anne-Marie Kilday,

Social Science History Association

SOLON, the Nottingham Trent University & Oxford Brookes University Partnership, “Promoting Interdisciplinary Studies in Bad Behaviour and Socially Visible Crime,” including information on their research project, contributers, the Galleries of Justice Partnership, Conferences and Events, and the Feminist Crime Research Network.

Book Series

Crime and Punishment, Hambleton and London, general editor Martin Blinkhorn

The History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Ohio State University Press, edited by David R. Johnson and Jeffrey S. Adler Pages/ccj.htm

Samenleving, Criminaliteit en Strafrechtspleging, Leuven University Press

Willan Publishing, specializes in law, criminology, criminal justice and policing. Home page includes “Just Published” list.


“Crimes and Misdemeanours; Deviance and the Law in Historical Perspective, SOLON On-Line Journal

Crime, Histoire & Sociétés/Crime, History & Societies; this site includes article abstracts in both English and French. The CHS is freely available online. Articles are accessible from its first number through three years previous to the current year. Summaries and reviews are accessible immediately upon publication. The journal will also soon be available on Google Books.

Law and Politics Book Review, an electronic publication sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Reviews remain available for an indefinite period of time.

Online Quarterly Review of Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy, an interdisciplinary international journal, the official journal of the European & International Research Group on Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy (ERCES).

Policing and Society The Table of Contents link takes you to recent article abstracts.

Surveillance & Society, the fully peer-reviewed transdisciplinary online surveillance studies journal

British Sites

Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and N. Ireland

The Beat, otherwise known as the London Policing Museum

Bibliography of British Police History, an excellent data base that is kept up-to-date

Guide to the Archives of the Police Forces of England and Wales (1991) Be aware that many of these listings are out of date. Most items can now be found at various county record offices.

Old Bailey online project
“Proceedings of the Old Bailey from 1674 to 1834” and the “Central Criminal Court” from 1834 to 1913

Police Federation of England and Wales

Police History Society

American Sites

Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC), “progressive and radical information on prisons and the criminal prosecution system.”


Please send Joanne Kleinadditional links or corrections to this page. Surely there are other Criminal Justice/Legal History Sites in addition to those for the British Police.