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Critcrim.org and the Critical Criminology Facebook page share critical perspectives on crime and justice. These perspectives include original essays, books, video, news, and other information of interest. News articles are shared to encourage readers interested in gaining accurate views of crime and justice in spite of media and policy bias. The bias is obvious to those able and willing to connect the dots.

"Critical Criminology" is a theoretical framework for those interested in critical examinations of law, crime, and justice. American Society of Criminology divisions that adopt a critical perspective include Critical Criminology, People of Color & Crime, Victimology, and Women & Crime. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences sections include Critical Criminal Justice, Minorities and Women, Restorative and Community Justice, and Victimology. Critical views on crime and justice are also shared by Cultural Criminology, Green Criminology, Convict Criminology, Rural Criminology, Vegan Criminology, Queer Criminology, "Uprooting" Criminology, and others with narrowed focus and/or alternate perspectives.

While rooted in the same intellectual and theoretical foundations, including an opposition to dominant ideologies in criminology, these organizations maintain relatively strict boundaries. This site attempts to highlight the work of these groups, with an emphasis on shared perspectives and goals.