A portal to 20,000 government web sites, including over 27 million
- The SSU library has compiled a good resource
searching governmental agencies.
(See also "Law
and the Courts" to find California
links.) Look hard enough and you will find very useful sources of information
for studying state government and the development of law.
- This site contains links to Bay
Area local government. The contents
are changing very rapidly as government agencies come on line. An excellent
link to the Bay government web world.
- Public policy links from the Public Policy Institute of California.
- The California
Law Revision Commission. This
has search capabilities and downloadable documents.
- What list of local information
sources would be complete without addresses
of our local elected
representatives and how
to contact them. Most officials are not on-line but an increasing
- Sonoma County cities have come on-line.
These sites and the links from them also provide glimpses of the beauty
of the county as well as basic information about government.
Online news and
- Perceptions of crime are strongly conditioned
by press coverage and unrelated to objective crime levels. Documentation
of this finding is widely available (see, for example, R. Surette, Media,
Crime and Criminal Justice: Images and Realities.
Here are some free newspapers that are available on-line.
They might charge a fee some time soon so enjoy them while you can:
American Journalism Review
has what seems to be a comprehensive listing of newspapers. You
have to go to each and find the free ones.
Los Angeles Times
- The New
Jose Mercury News
Hill. Selected articles
about life in Washington D.C. for Hill Watchers. Some of the
articles are free, which is why it's listed here.
Here are some on-line zines for mass net audiences (these are not necessarily oriented to crime):
Slate and Microsoft's
and Public Safety. What's the angle on this?
Salon has been a successful zine
that is backed by Adobe and Apple. It is one of many springing up in Digitropolis,
or Nosil ("Nozzle"), or what-have-you, San Francisco.
- The Netizen
is one of many choices at the Hotwired
- See Newsbite,
a zine sponsored by Working Assets.
- The Salazar
library's listing of indexes of
- The Index of Newspapers Online
and the Online Newspapers
- Pretext Magazine. This is a well-done magazine on web-related information.
Free Speech/Civil Rights/Privacy
- Electronic Privacy Information Center. Review and analysis of fundamental issues of privacy on the net and beyond.
- Alana Maurushat, "Data Breach Notiication Law Across the World from California to Australia, " 2009. A survey of the state of law on data breaches in 25 countries, including the U.S.
Civil Rights page. A cyber-response to hate speech on the web. This site has the report on "Justice on Trial:
Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System" in html or pdf.
- Constitutional Limits on Hate Crime Legislation (PDF; 73 KB) from the Congressional Research Service (via OpenCRS)
- Index on Censorship
- FBI Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room . A subject based guide to declassified materials in the FBI's databases that have been made available because of the Freedom of Information Act. Topics include famous persons, historical interest, espionage, violent crime, gangster era, and unusual phenomena.
- OpenNet Initiative
OpenNet Initiative is concerned with how internet access is monitored.
Goldman. Noted anarchist who spoke about, among many other things, free
of Civil Rights. A joint project
by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the Library of Congress
and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) includes an archive
of stories regarding the civil rights movement (both current and past),
and much more.
- Martin Luther King:
Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore.
Photographs of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, from the rioting
of segregationists to the Ku Klux Klan.
County Japanese American Citizen's League.
This site will soon have oral histories of 60 interviewees who previously
were taken to WW II relocation camps in 1942.
- Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
Rights Oral History Interviews: Spokane, Washington.
Civil Liberties Report of the
ACLU International Human Rights Task Force.The ACLU's
10. A site devoted to the 1947
House on Un-American Activities Committee hearings on Hollywood screenwriters
and a director as Communists. Unclear authorship.
Freedom Network. Challenges to the freedom of expression around the world, focused on journalism. This is a link to their censored material, from around the world.
- The Ken
Marcus Position Paper on Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination.
Flag-Burning Page, or many of them. It is more than
a virtually burning issue.
- The IACP's "Protecting Citizens' Civil Rights Project"
- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, includes documents and publications, i.e.:
- Investigative Findings -- letters notifying jurisdictions of the results of investigations
- Complaints -- complaints filed in federal court initiating lawsuits
- Briefs -- selected briefs filed in federal court
- Settlements and Court Decisions -- settlements resolving cases and decisions by federal courts in litigation
- Reports to Congress -- annual reports to Congress describing Section's CRIPA work
- Speeches -- speeches by Section staff
- Publications -- other documents and publications Archives -- closed matters
- The Sonoma State
University home page.
- The SSU
Women's and Gender Studies Department
web site with good referrals to other notable links.
Studies and Planning at SSU has
a nice site and some useful links.
- The SSU
Campus Department of Public Safety
web page has a table showing the (very low) amount of serious crime at the
SSU campus from 1992-present. The Clery
Act data are updated regularly.
Science Research Data Are Available On-Line
at this url for Sonoma State University faculty and students only. Use this
resource to obtain data from ICPSR, The Field Institute's California Field
Poll, The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, and/or Census data.
Request an account by telneting to venus.calstatela.edu, port 3501.
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