Welcome to Criminal Justice Law. The purpose of this site is to explore issues of importance to Criminal Justice professionals and students 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 Criminal Justice Law has not changed. The plan is to assemble the largest online resource for both Criminal Justice professionals and those interested in a career in the field.
One goal has already begun with a single, fairly comprehensive listing of all prisons in America. Another is the addition of a listing of every police department in the United States. Two others 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. Eventually, there will be such lists for every criminal justice and law-related organization worldwide.
After all, justice is NOT just an American thing.
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.
Crime, Law, and Justice Must Be Done
Notice that our tagline reads,
“Because 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 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.
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.