Jerry's top ten links
OK, so there are lots of useful links kicking around and I'm sure you have many others that might have been included in this page. These are merely ten of the ones that I use regularly or you might find useful if you visit Philadelphia.
The home for our new center at Temple University, dedicated to crime prevention and reduction.
One of the most progressive thinking places in the world when it comes to crime science and the mechanisms behind reducing crime in our communities.
Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (M.A.P.S.) program
Based in Washington DC and part of the mammoth National Institute of Justice. The place for a good number of crime mapping related links and information. They have a good conference every 18 months.
The Australian Institute of Criminology
Based in sunny Canberra, the Institute has an excellent web site with lots of pdf documents to download that are readable in style and size. The Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice series are particularly well paced with a good scope. A great starting place for any project. There are also few graphics to slow down the links on this site. On arrival, head for the publications area.
The New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
The Bureau is a statistical and research agency within the NSW Attorney General's Department. Don Weatherburn has some smart people working for him and they do some nice work. Some of their publications are downloadable.
The yearly statistical returns of reported crime are commonly used to examine police performance across the US. While most criminologists don't agree that comparisons should be made, it is useful to compare local crime rates sometimes.
Tom was Police Chief in Lincoln, Nebraska, and a long-time friend. His blog is an interest - and honest - look at the day-to-day running of a police department of about 300+ sworn officers. He is now Public Safety director.
Southwark Bar and Restaurant
A little haven of good food and great drinks just a couple of blocks from my house. They have the best Manhattan in the city using Overholt rye whiskey and Peychaud's Bitters, and a great ambience. If you are visiting Philadelphia, I recommend dropping in. I might even see you there...