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Criminal Justice: Websites

About Website Resources

Resources below are from external websites from government agencies, professional associations, other reliable websites, and local law enforcement agencies. 

Government Websites

Department of Homeland Security 

 Information about Careers, Cybercrime, Laws and Regulations etc.

Department of Justice 

This website defines forensic science to include listing the variety of disciplines. The sections include publications, uniform language for testimony, guidance on criminal discovery and code of professional responsibility. 

Digest of Criminal Law  

A publication of the Police and Correctional Training Commissions providing an abridged version of the laws for Police Officers when working.


Federal agency that provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

Maryland State Archives 

Access to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and Code of Maryland (laws).

National Institute of Justice 

Topics include evidence analysis and processing, science research and development, laboratory operations and technology

Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body  

History of forensic medicine containing information on case studies, technologies, biographies, and exhibit images.   

Miscellaneous Reliable Websites

Innocence Project 

The Innocence Project works to free the innocent, prevent wrongful convictions, and create fair, compassionate, and equitable systems of justice for everyone.


American Academy of Forensic Science 

Membership based with a global multidisciplinary network of over 6,500 members offering conferences, research articles and career information. 

Fraternal Order of Police 

The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 364,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists 

The mission of MAAFS is to encourage the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information within the fields of recognized forensic sciences through improving contacts between persons and laboratories engaged in the forensic sciences.


The Maryland D.A.R.E. Officers' Association (M.D.O.A.) is a fraternal organization whose purpose is to provide a means to disseminate, share, advise and coordinate information which is beneficial and noteworthy to the operation of D.A.R.E. on a statewide basis. 

Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc 

Organization to secure a closer official and personal relationship among law enforcement officers throughout the state of Maryland.

Maryland Sheriff's Association 

Committed to fostering the effectiveness of the Office of Sheriff through leadership, innovative practices, legislative initiatives, education and training.

Additional Forensic Science Professional Associations

Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts

International Association for Identification

International Crime Scene Investigator’s Association

Criminal Justice Student Organizations

American Criminal Justice Association

National Criminal Justice Honor Society