Top 50 Criminal Justice Blogs

Reading industry leading criminal justice blogs from thought leading bloggers can provide insights and career advice for individuals seeking careers as police officers, paralegals, or other criminal justice jobs. Keeping up with the latest criminal justice topics and issues can provide valuable learning opportunities, as does a criminal justice degree through an accredited criminal justice school.

Here are our picks for the top 50 criminal justice blogs.

Top 50 Criminal Justice BlogsPolice Blogs:

Cop in the Hood
A blog by Harvard-educated sociologist Peter Moskos, who became a cop in a tough Baltimore neighborhood and wrote a book about his experience.

Positive LEO
A blog sharing positive, lighthearted and inspirational stories about law enforcement officers.

If you got stopped….you deserved it
An inside look into the life of a motorcycle cop in California.

Officer Smith
A California police officer with 10 years of experience shares stories and thoughts.

Cops Alive
Provides information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers.

Mr. Police Man
This blog provides great insights into working as a police officer with commentary on police issues and stories from his experiences.

Cops 2.0
Cops 2.0 discusses how the law enforcement can effectively use social media as well as related communication topics.

Connected Cops
This site provides useful information and articles about how police departments can utilize social media tools to improve effectiveness.

From Cop to Mom and the Words In Between
A retired cop discusses life after the badge.

Guardian Leadership
A retired Deputy Chief of the Rochester NY Police Department writes informative articles on police leadership and improving performance of police organizations.

Second City Cop (http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/)
A Chicago city cop shares his thoughts on police issues in this award winning blog.

The Police Perspective (http://joelshults.blogspot.com/)
This well written blog by Dr. Joel F. Shults discusses important issues in the police field.

Think Different (http://beexceptional.blogspot.com/)
Commander with the Aurora Police Department in Illinois discusses law enforcement issues on this blog.

Philosophical Cop (http://philosophicalcop.com/)
This blog by a veteran police officer discusses current events and important issues for police officers like the need for bullet proof vests.

Glock N’ Cuffs (http://glockncuffs.blogspot.com/)
A 27 year veteran police officer shares accounts of working in law enforcement.

Ten-8 (http://10-eight.blogspot.com)
A military veteran tells detailed stories of working his second career as a police officer.

The Squad Room (http://brooklynnorth.blogspot.com/)
This educational blog discusses interesting police topics including new police technology, books, and information about detective work.

The Chief’s Corner (http://lpd304.blogspot.com/)
The Police Chief in Lincoln Nebraska discusses police issues, crime, and the job of being police chief.

I Aim to Misbehave (http://iaimtomisbehave.blogspot.com/)
A military veteran who blogs frequently about life as a police officer.

Blue Sheepdog (http://www.bluesheepdog.com)
Provides information and training for law enforcement officers including weapons safety and survival tips.

Officer Resource (http://officerresource.com/)
A blog/resource site with police stories and discussion of police issues.

Cop n’ Attitude (http://copnattitude.blogspot.com/)
A cop provides an up close and entertaining look at working the streets.

Sgt Says (http://sgtsays.blogspot.com/)
Written by a reserve police 30 years experience in military, police, and private security who shares officer safety tips, news, crime bulletins, training, firearms information.

Press Hard 3 Copies (http://presshard3copies.blogspot.com/)
A motor officer in North California tells entertaining stories about patrolling the roads.

Houston Police Department Recruiting Blog (http://www.hpdblog.com)
Officer McCoy discusses police recruiting and insights into training.

Spartan Cops (http://www.spartancops.com)
Discusses use of force by police including defensive tactics, TASERs, less-lethal weapons, lethal weapons and firearms, police K9, and gear.

Dead Investigations (http://davek-deadinvestigations.blogspot.com/)
A detective in the Major Crimes Unit gives us an inside and humorous look at investigating murders and dealing with death.


International Police Blogs:

A Police Man’s Life
This police blog by an officer in Canada provides insights from notable calls and commentary about life outside of work.

The Duty Sgt
A police officer in the UK shares detailed stories of eventful calls and how he reacts to different situations.

Response Plod
This fascinating police blog from the UK discusses interesting calls and insights into police work.

Emergency Shorts
A blog featuring news and stories of police and other emergency workers in the United Kingdom.

Police Inspector Blog (http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/)
One of the most popular police blogs in the United Kingdom, Inspector Gadget provides insights and commentary on the state of the police profession in the UK.

Behind the Blue Line (http://www.behindtheblueline.ca/blog/blueline/)
Sandra Glendinning, a veteran police officer in Vancouver, Canada shares observations and stories from her experiences in the field.

The Thinking Policeman (http://thethinkingpoliceman.blogspot.com/)
Lex Ferenda is a police inspector who discusses crime and punishment, recent police issues, and shares some stories from the field in this thoughtful blog.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Payne (http://cimarkpayne.wordpress.com/)
A detective in England provides commentary on his job and his day to day experiences.

Sergeant Simon (http://policelockerroom.blogspot.com/)
Sergeant Simon provides thought provoking discussion on the state of law enforcement.

Which End Bites (http://whichendbites.wordpress.com)
A well-written blog by a dog handler that shares opinions about police related topics and police dog news.

The Policeman’s Blog (http://coppersblog.blogspot.com/)
The author of Wasting Police Time provides commentary on notable crimes and the British justice system.


Forensic Blogs:

Forensics Talk
A forensics nurse discusses cases and the forensic nursing field.

Ask a Forensic Artist (http://www.askaforensicartist.com/category/forensic-art-blog/)
A blog discussing forensic art including interviews of forensic artists.

Forensic Focus Blog (http://www.forensicfocus.com/computer-forensics-blog)
This blog discusses topics in computer forensics and includes interviews of people working in the field.

Forensic Computing (http://www.forensicblog.org/)
A computer scientist shares thoughts and ideas on the field of computer forensics.

Forensic Science Blog (http://blog.forensicscience.ufl.edu/)
A blog from the University of Florida discussing forensic science topics and news items.

Criminology Blogs:

Matt Mangino
Matt Mangino is a former district attorney and member of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. His blog features news and updates from the field of criminal justice and links to his columns in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

Crime Talk
Crime Talk provides an educational resource at the intersection of criminological research and professional practice with news, articles about criminal justice, and reviews.

The General Blog of Crime (http://www.generalblogofcrime.com/)
A blog written by several criminologists who discuss news and issues in crime.

Crime and Consequences (http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/)
A frequently updated blog discussing the news in crime.

Sentencing Law and Policy (http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/)
A law professor blog discussing news and issues in sentencing.

Public Criminology (http://contexts.org/pubcrim/)
A blog discussing interesting issues and research in criminology.

Chris Uggen’s Blog (http://chrisuggen.blogspot.com/)
Chris Uggen is a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota who studies crime, law, and deviance and discusses these topics on his blog.

Honorable Mention:

The Crime Analyst’s Blog (http://www.crimeanalystblog.net/)
A crime analyst in Texas discusses the news in crime and provides insight into the career of a crime analyst.

Eden Prairie Police Department Blog (http://edenprairieweblogs.org/policedepartment/)
This blog provides insights into the operations of a suburban police department in Minnesota and includes profiles of police officers and updates of police activities.

D.A. Confidential (http://daconfidential.blogspot.com/)
An assistant district attorney in Texas discusses news, shares stories, and provides insights into the criminal trial process.

The Enforcer’s Notebook (http://enforcer104.wordpress.com/)
A cop shares observations and stories about police work.

PC Bloggs (http://pcbloggs.blogspot.com/)
The author of Diary of an On-call Girl, E.E. Bloggs discusses crime and police issues at this UK blog.

Inside Discover Policing (http://blog.discoverpolicing.org/)
This blog provides insights into the law enforcement profession, interviews of law enforcement personnel, and career advice.

Paul’s Justice Blog (http://www.paulsjusticeblog.com/)
Dr. Paul Leighton is a professor in Criminology and author of several books including Class, Race, Gender and Crime and Punishment for Sale and writes about criminal justice issues.

Corporate Justice Blog (http://corporatejusticeblog.blogspot.com/)
This blog is a collaboration of several professors of law from several colleges who focus on corporate criminal justice issues.

View From the Cop (http://blogs.ajc.com/view-from-cop/)
A column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by an Atlanta police officer.

Inside the Lakeland PD (http://www.insidelakelandpd.org)
This blog provide insights into the happenings at the Lakeland police department including discussion about careers, training, crime, and the police department’s activities to promote public safety.

Chief’s Blog (http://hpdchief.blogspot.com/)
The Houston Police Chief’s blog.

Amherst Police Department (http://amherstpd.blogspot.com/)
Local crime news and insights into police work in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Modern Knight (http://modernknight.org/)
A Deputy Chief of Field Operations in Chicago discusses police issues and why police officers are the modern day equivalent to knights.

LAPD Blog (http://www.lapdblog.org/)
The official blog of the LA Police Department shares news about area crime and the police department.

Social Media Five-O (http://michaelvallez.com/)
A blog discussing how law enforcement can effectively use social media.

Police Quest (http://policequest.wordpress.com/)
A blog about one man’s quest to fulfill his dream of becoming a cop.

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