Sites related to Lawler:
Guide to the John E. Lawler Papers - Housed in Special Collections and Archives.
'Over the Line: John Edward Lawler and the FBI' - Graduate thesis published in 2008 by VCU student Gregory C. Hershey investigates the controversial history of the FBI and the operational methods and investigative techniques of FBI agents through a survey of John Edward Lawler’s career.
"The Curious Case of John Edward Lawler: Nazi saboteurs, prostitutes and City Council. The untold Story of one of Richmond’s most popular politicians” - from the June 17, 2009 issue of Style Weekly. This article, by Amy Biegelsen, examines Lawler's’s checkered career in law enforcement and the details surrounding his murder.
Other crime related sites:
Burglers and Bungles: Richmond's Most Infamous Heists - Clever and Otherwise - Style Weekly Magazine article - includes story of the Schwarzschild Jewelry heist of 1949.
FBI Records: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act - Information about FBI records including Freedom of Information Act requests.
FBI History: Famous Cases and Criminals - Maintained by the FBI, this site includes information about the history of the agency and explores famous FBI cases. and criminals.page
FBI Uniform Crime Reports - Nationwide statistics on crime, divided by both type of offense and region.
1930-1997 FBI Uniform Crime Reports - Can be accessed from this site - part of the Internet Archive.
Guide to Conducting Research in FBI Records - This site, maintained by the FBI, explains how to find and use FBI records for research purposes. It is designed for scholars, genealogists, journalists, and others who wish to study the FBI and its work. It includes a brief history of the FBI, information about its records and the National Archives and Records Administration, and a list of manuscript and archive collections held at repositories across the nation. The John E. Lawler Papers are one of the collections on their list.
Historical Crimes - Crime Magazine’s encyclopedia of true crime.
Out of the Box - The Library of Virginia's blog on its archival resources. It includes Mugshot Monday, a series of blog postings using inmate photographs from the records of the Virginia Penitentiary.
Richmond Murder Rate Report of 1943 (published in the Richmond News Leader, August 10, 1943) and an article on the murder rate and the 1943 report with a map of Richmond showing where murders occured (published in the Richmond News Leader, August 10, 1943).
The Smoking Gun - View famous mug shots ranging from political and historic figures to movie stars and other celebrities. The site also provides access to documents connected with crimes and scandals.
SpotCrime - Comprehensive online source of crime information for the City of Richmond.