black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Welcome to Criminal Justice Law International. The purpose of this site is to explore issues of importance to Criminal Justice professionals and students worldwide with a view to finding solutions.

This website initially began four years ago as criminaljusticelaw.us but had to be shunted for a time.

The suffix of the site has changed (.us to .org) but the goal of remains the same. The only real difference is that rather than only provide information for students in the United States, the site takes on a more globalized position. The plan is to assemble the largest online resource for Criminal Justice professionals and those interested in a career in the field no matter where they live.

To this end, we consider how globalization is impacting criminal justice and law worldwide. Criminals today operate without borders, but law enforcement must adhere to strict jurisdictional lines. This reality creates an enormous challenge to those tasked with stopping crime. Criminal Justice Law International hopes to provide the tools needed for a globalization of crime prevention.

  1. One goal has already begun with a single, fairly comprehensive listing of all prisons in America with plans to add a list for every nation.
  2. Another goal is the addition of a listing of every police department in the United States. Again, plans are under way to create listings for every law enforcement organization in the world.
  3. Two other goals are the list of every University in America offering criminal justice and law degree programs and a list of all public defenders offices in the US. Eventually, these lists will be expanded to include useful charts and graphs.

After all, justice is NOT just an American thing.

Justice, social justice, and criminal justice impact everyone on the planet. As the world becomes more globalized, more interconnected via technology and transportation, a need arises to alter the old ways of approaching criminals and crime control. We hope to be a positive influence on these changes.

Finally, on various pages you will find calls-to-action asking for your help. Because our goal is ambitious and funds virtually non-existent, if anyone has knowledge of their local police department, prison, or any other listed criminal justice office, we would love to have you write the page–nothing ensures quality information like having those closest to the organization add their input. So watch for the forms on this site enlisting the help of anyone interested. Think of this as a Wiki for Criminal Justice and Law.

Criminal Justice and Law Around the World

Globalization cannot be avoided. Like it or not, the world is simply becoming more interconnected. At Criminal Justice Law we recognize this and know that globalization has an impact on law enforcement, crime, and justice. So we endeavor to include information on an international scale.

When I first started criminaljusticelaw.us, I chose that suffix less because it denoted the United States, but more because at the time, I could not get the .org I wanted. So it was rather fortuitous that I had to shut down the original site. On returning to the web, I was able to get the suffix I wanted to become truly global in scale.

I have massive projects planned for this website and hope that I can bring together like-minded individuals from around the planet together. I envision a day when humans will live in peace, when justice rules, and when no one will fear crime.

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Crime, Law, and Justice Must Be Done

Notice that our tagline reads,

Global Justice Doesn’t Just Happen.”

That is true. Justice is symbolized by a set of scales. In an ideal world, the scales would always be in perfect balance. But we do not live in such a world. Thus, the scales are always heavier to one side or the other. At times, the scales are way heavy to one side. Our mission is to strive for the nearest degree of balance as possible.

Today, the global criminal justice field is rife with injustice and lawlessness. We have corruption on a scale like never before in most western nations. We have inflation adding to the issue. And we have aggressive criminal justice policies in most countries. These fuel a demand for strong defense attorneys who know how to fight for their clients. This is because the scales are leaning in the direction of totalitarianism and police state policies.

So in working on CriminalJusticeLaw.org one of the goals is to develop a site that is a great resource for practicing attorneys and their clients. A site which is equally useful to them as it is to students learning about the system. A site which is equally useful whether one is a criminal defense attorney is in the United States or United Arab Emirates.

Naturally, crime is a necessary part of the judicial system in most of the world today. If no real crime existed, nations would manufacture crime if only to avoid massive unemployment. Sadly, crime is here to stay.

Still, that is no reason to surrender and let people be railroaded by the system. People need to fight the claims of law enforcement. The courts need to be kept just. Defense attorney’s must be as aggressive and passionate as prosecutors. Judges must be allowed to judge. And citizens should be informed and active both locally and on a broader scale.

A Watchdog is a Warrior

At Criminal Justice Law, we are on the lookout for injustices as they occur. One of the goals here is to influence an entire generation of students and other thinkers. We hope that we can present unbiased, honest but direct, and clear information. The goal is to help stimulate conversations about the hot topics we daily face.

We hope you will join us here often. Our mission is to make this both an educational and an entertaining experience for us all while expanding content useful to all regardless of nationality or rule of law.

Be sure to bookmark Criminal Justice Law International and sign up for our newsletter so that you never miss out on important updates, announcements, and resources. If you have any questions, comments, or would like to get involved with this massive project, contact us by email CJOakes@CriminalJusticeLaw.org.

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