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Excel Easy (Website)

Fully illustrated Microsoft Excel tutorial + 300 examples. 100% free.

The Zebra (Website)

5 Things to Do Immediately If Your Car Is Stolen: When we experience traumatic events, it can be difficult to think clearly and logically. Having guidelines and sets of steps can help immensely. A suddenly absent car certainly qualifies as traumatic, and victims often feel lucky if they remember where they keep their auto insurance card. We hope you never have to use the following checklist, but if your car is stolen, here's what to do.

Spreadsheeto (Website)

Spreadsheeto launched in late 2015 and have published more than 100 Excel tutorials. All tutorials are updated for Excel 2016 and very in-depth. +90% of the tutorials contain free exercise files as well, making it easy for the reader to apply the material. The tutorials are primarily minded for the beginner and/or intermediate Excel-user.

Crime Tech Weekly (Website)

Crime Tech Weekly provides an array of news and insights related to crime analysis and investigations. From our weekly "5 craziest crimes' segment to our in-depth look at complex policing and technology strategies, Crime Tech Weekly is a free resource provided by IACA sponsor Crime Tech Solutions, a provider of crime analytics software with geospatial mapping, sophisticated link analysis, investigative case management software, gang intelligence systems, law enforcement mobile applications, and 28 CFR Part 23 criminal intelligence software.
Crime Tech Weekly can be found at www.crimetechsolutions.com/blog

Discover Criminal Justice (Website)

Criminal Justice Paths is an all encompassing website about the criminal justice industry. Everything ranging from stats to news stories and from criminal justice education to careers.

Crime Technology Weekly (Website)

Investigation news you can use from a leader in analytics and investigation software.
Articles include weird news, interesting links, tips, best practices, and outspoken opinions on the topic of crime analysis and technology in the fight against crime and fraud.

Training for Effective Testimony (Website)

This website acts as an introduction to specialized training for law enforcement officials and expert witnesses, including Crime Analysts, on how to testify effectively in court.

Lawyers train hard in order to be able to deconstruct a witness and compromise or lessen the impact of his or her evidence in order to create doubt or lessen its impact. No one should appear in court as a witness without being equally prepared for that with experience and knowledge on how to deal with opposing counsel's strategies and tactics.

The instructors have extensive and comprehensive experience in litigation both at the Bar and from the perspective of the Bench. Additionally, both are effective adult educators.

Google Scholar Alerts (Website)

Customize to receive alerts on scholarly literature pertaining to specific topics, by specific authors, etc.

Google Alerts (Website)

Google Alerts allows you to customize and save alerts on specific news topics, people, keywords, etc.

Police Foundation (Website)

A national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and improvement in policing through its research, professional services, technical assistance, and communication programs. Established in 1970, the foundation has conducted seminal research in police behavior, crime analysis, policy, and procedure, and works to transfer to local agencies the best information about practices for dealing with a range of important police operational and administrative concerns.

George Mason University Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy (Website)

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), housed within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University, seeks to make scientific research a key component in decisions about crime and justice policies. The CEBCP carries out this mission by advancing rigorous studies in criminal justice and criminology through research-practice collaborations, and proactively serving as an informational and translational link to practitioners and the policy community. View one-page summaries of research here, and the video library here.

NLECTC TechBeat (Website)

Dedicated to reporting developments in technology for law enforcement, corrections and forensic science.

Simon Fraser University Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies (Website)

Interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on increasing knowledge and research studies, and on the development of new analysis tools for the study of crime in an urban environment. ICURS focuses on crime reduction policy, crime analysis and computational criminology. Its goal is to work thematically across the disciplines of criminology, computing science, geography, economics, and applied mathematics to make advances in understanding and modeling of the complex urban environment, and with these models better understand how to improve approaches to crime reduction and the use of informatics in criminological research.

The University College London Jill Dando Institute (Website)

The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science brings together 30 top research departments/groups across UCL, all with a working interest in the field of security and crime. Research is concentrated on new ways to cut crime and increase security, drawing upon UCL's vast experience in related disciplines, including architecture, economics, engineering, geography, medicine, psychology, statistics and town planning. The JDI aims to promote multidisciplinary research in crime and security and also promote multidisciplinary conferences, events, training and short courses in these fields.

CrimeSolutions.gov (Website)

This new website is a central, credible resource to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. The site includes information on more than 150 justice-related programs and assigns "evidence ratings" - effective, promising, or no effects - to indicate whether there is evidence from research that a program achieves its goals.

Dabbleboard - Free Online Whiteboard Tool (Website)

Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard. With a new type of drawing interface that's actually easy and fun to use, Dabbleboard gets out of your way and just lets you draw. Finally the whiteboard enters the digital age!

Online Charting and Diagramming Tool (Website)

Use this free online diagramming tool to create association charts and more!

Free Online Traffic Crash Diagramming Tool (Website)

Use this online tool to create accident sketches.



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