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Edwin M. Lemert Memorial
- Art Crimes:
The Writing on the Wall. Links
to grafitti all around the world.
- The Library Law Blog. For helpful
information about libraries. Another helpful website, Crime in the Library,
appears to have been discontinued.
A metasite on stories of Sherlock Homes, A.C. Doyle, Sherlock web sites,
books, movies, critique, etc.
- Quatloos! -- Cyber-Museum of Scams and Frauds...
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Yes, there are criminal law violations in this area too.
A free site on how to create your own legal documents.
Index - The Internet Archives,
all about serial killers. It is sensationalistic.
List: Sociology Internet Resources
links on body art.
tattoo history source book that includes references.
Molester Identification Line.
- The National
Association of Securities Dealers
web site contains background information on brokers and ways to submit a complaint
- Hunger in America 2006. Based
on discussions with 52,000 people, here is a portrait of hunger in America.
Check out who funded the research!
Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisionmaking.
An important and practice site about quacks of all stripes.
- ConsumerLab.com, an independent
lab that checks the claims of drug makers, vitamin and supplement makers. The
site may help you get a handle on the sinful advertisement of legal drugs today.
Search Engine for Searching Multiple Human Rights Sites. It searches any or
all of 23 different rights-related sites.
- Invincible Cities. A photographic look at cities designed with crime prevention
in mind, or not.
- Public Interest
Registry. A search engine for books
on crime and other topics.
- Various public web pages for the Hell's
http://www.hellsangelsforever.com, http://www.euronet.nl/users/unitalk/ha/, http://www.bigredmachine.com/, http://www.bigredmachine.com.au/, http://big-red-machine.com/, http://www.hamcsfv.com/html/home.html, http://www.hamcdc.com/, http://www.hells-angels.dk/, http://www.redandwhite-eastcoast.com/, http://www.hells-angels.de/, http://www.algonet.se/~hamchs/, http://www.hellsangelsmcworld.com/.
- Secrets of the Spies. An interactive CBS documentary. If you've been to the Spy Museum in the D.C. area there won't be any surprises here.
WireTap and SPIN.
California Conservation Digital Atlas.
Digital life in California takes a big step forward. Go through the tutorial
before trying to enjoy the bounties of this site, which looks at California
in a variety of ways.
Nails: The Tobacco Controversy in the 19th Century.
The history of cigarette smoking. Lots of pictures and stories about this
modern-day health and social problem.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons' Complete
Home Medical Guide (3rd edition),
a consumer and professional searchable reference source. There are 34 chapters
on health, from the system itself to treatment and taking medicines.
Encyclopedia Britannica. The
real banana--for free.
A Grave. A free way to search
for the graves of ancestors, relatives or others.
Internet History Archive. Using
the Wayback Machine, you can examine the history of a web site.
For example, you could check out federal agencies and how they have changed
the content of their web sites to now exclude references to condoms; in
their place one might now find an embracement of, say, abstinence.
Anyway, there are some empty spots in Wayback's history, but it's interesting nonetheless. Through here you also gain access to the noteworthy National Children's Digital Library. and the Million Book Project.
- For locals, the latest
local earthquake information.
Nonlocals can find a link to other places of interest.
Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. This center has some
serious funding from Federal sources.
Board of California--to check
out your medical doctor's license, complaints, disciplinary actions, etc.
or to help you shop for a doctor.
Open Video Project. Type the
subject of crime in and you will be able to download various videos open
to the public.
Pantheon. Learn about the Greek
world of gods and goddesses.
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. An extremely well done photographic
and textual history of the 1906 earthquake and fire. This site requires
several visits. There's a 360 degree panoramic view of the city after
the quake from the top of the Fairmont; a brief but excellent history
of the city and its people; a detailed look at the fire department; and
extensive resources available for this period.
Mary--The Most Dangerous Woman in America, from NOVA. This site is
all about the notorious Irish immigrant, Mary Mallon, who came to be known
"Typhoid Mary". The good part about this web site is that it
is tuned to public health issues and the societal reaction to Mary Mallon.
It includes many of the ingredients for a fresh look at the notion of
"master status" and labelling theory.
Records Information, with links
to counties in California and the entire US. It's not comprehensive right
now but there's a potential. There are also links to genealogical societies.
- Miscellaneous stuff
Photographs and Atlases from
Microsoft's Terraserver, the
National Atlas of the United States,
and a text version of the National
Atlas of the United States. For
people interested in aerial photographs, satellite images, or maps. Find
what you want, but then you have to payfor it.
A student of linguistics has put together this site as an introduction
to writing systems. Kids will love the introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs
or Cherokee syllabary and who knows what else.
All content is free at the online version of Astronomy magazine.
All kinds of information is here--star charts, space news, a beginner's
section, feature articles, stuff for parents and teachers, photos, discussion
tapes are available by mail through
this link. Commercial links are minimized on these pages but this one is
unusual in that it provides a much-needed resource for the elderly and
disabled (among others), is cheap, and is simply not known about. I do
not know the owners or the quality of service. There's a useful search
engine, subject index and search engine.
Digital. For music lovers. A
rich, intelligent site that provides audio clips and images of original
scores written by Bach (and others). Prepare to become worldly at this
Library. Self-advertised as the
greatest collection of baseball history on the web. It is pretty impressive.
- Bob Corey's
Photography. A dozen photographs
from The Other California from the late Bob Corey.
site for kids, or the kids in us. bugbios contains lots of information
about insects from someone who knows kids and entymology. There are about
ninety photos of insects and much more about insects.
- The latest
College Rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
In Fads and Folibles in Modern Sociology, Sorokin called the obsession
with quantitative information "Quantiphrenia"; here's the latest compilation
of quantitative rankings of colleges and universities around the country.
If you're feeling alone and want to know how your school is ranked relative
to others (using who-knows-what arbitrary criteria with vague validity
and reliability claims), maybe a look at rankings will help! If you're
a student or parent looking for a school, try to find a very recent graduate
or two from the school who is with it along with other information. Also,
check out your local digital library's admonitions about the problems
of interpreting all the numbers.
EndofFree, a web site that documents
the end of the web as a medium for the distribution of information freely
and for free, or something like that. It includes an archive.
Carter, the former president
and now nobel peace prize winner.
Vital Statistics Data Tables.
California Department of Health Services site with data on births, deaths,
marriages, and divorces in the Golden State from 1990 to 1998, for
1994-1998 the tables compare California vital statistics to the nation
or by county. There is also a link to a listing of publications of
data by the department. Keep it coming, California.
Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval.
A site set up to permit information retrieval of varied databases. A not-so-user
friendly interface but maybe you can make sense of it.
list, frequently updated, which
taps into the life of the San Francisco Bay Area and now much of the world.
There are leads on housing, jobs, events, people and much more.
World Encyclopedia. An online
encyclopedia with maps, weather, geography, and other information for any
country. For kids there are audio versions of the national anthems and
images of the flags for each country.
games and rules for games for kids and adults.
- Free software of all types for all platforms
are available a variety of locations. Some sites, like http://www.shareware.com
check for viruses.
World Records. The real thing
Roots: Early Jazz History.
Explorers Picture Dictionary
cams from around the world by Web Voyeur.
A Selection of Cartographic Images.
There is a real pirate's map here.
which provides driving directions to where you may want to go. Expedia.com
is also helpful.
Megalithic Portal. Megaliths,
like Stonehenge, in the world, especially the UK and Ireland.
This is a "free personalized movie recommendation service" from the University
of Minnesota. Enjoy.
List of Lists (lists/ranks of
everything conceivable, including crime in cities; maybe they'll rank megalinks
of criminology some day!).
Psychedelic 60's: Literary Tradition and Social Change.
An exhibition of the 1960's in all its glory. Actually an annotated bibliography.
Recalls of a wide range of goods. Sign up for a newsletter that lets you
know when they occur.
Constructive advice on giving a speech for many occasions.
of California History Digital Archives
A digital archive of the history of each University of California campus, along with other information.
A dictionary of terms related to computers and the internet.
Women's Studies site is worth
Works of Edgar Allen Poe. Almost
all the poetry and short stories of Poe. A clean and efficient site. Prepare
yourself for the Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask
of Amontillado, plus a lot of lesser known pieces.
- The World
Population Clock. As of 6.18.12,
for example, the number is 7,020,741,058.
- Finally, the
local weather (i.e., Santa Rosa, California).
Most larger neighboring cities are available.
This and ThatOn Crime:
This and That Other useful or notable links, not necessarily so crime-related
Edwin M. Lemert
- A memorial page for
the late Edwin M. Lemert, a Dean
of deviance and father of diversion in America. Among other things, John Laub's
interview with Ed Lemert is reprinted here with permission. Don't miss the
latest authoritative work on Ed's publications co-authored by Ed's nephew
Charles and Mike Winters.
Greek's Criminal Justice Page appears to no longer exist.
(The Social Science Information System at the University of
Amsterdam) "Making sense of the Internet for social scientists."
This site is more inclusive than crime. It seems to do a good job
of including significant sites and is annotated.
für Kriminologie der Universität
site is mostly in German but some is in English. You could use
Google's translator to make your way through the site. In the
next year or so they hope to have a version in
- NOTE: Much of the early, provocative work in the field that brought together large collections of web sites on criminology and criminology have disappeared or been replaced or taken over by commercial interests (often advocating distance learning) or publishers' web sites plugging authors of criminological books.
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