Resources in Criminal Justice
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On the shelf
Getting started with overviews, background information:
* Encyclopedia of Sociology (Ref HM425 E5) 5 vol.
Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution (HM136 B783)
Aggression and Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia (HM136 L46)
Violence in America (Ref HN90 .V5) 3 vol.
Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice (Ref HV6017 .E52) 4 vol.
Encyclopedia of Criminology (Ref HV6017 E5295) 3 vol.
Gangs : A Reference Handbook (HV6439 .V7)
Dictionary of American Criminal Justice (HV7411 C53)
Encyclopedia of Police Science (HV7901 E53)
Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment (HV8694 .G76)
Encyclopedia of American Prisons (Ref HV9471 .E76&
Statistics
Crime in the United States (Ref HV6787 A3) annual
Statistical Abstract of the United States (Ref HA202) annual
Online
Credo Reference - Good place to start your research.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Thesaurus
Findlaw - (search court cases)
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Writing an Annotated Bibliography



Journal Article Indexes
Academic Search Complete
This index is a general coverage index but includes journals covering criminal justice. Many articles are available in full-text, but for those that are not, interlibrary loan can be requested.

NCJRS Database Search
CJRS hosts one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 185,000 publications, reports, articles and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.

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Journals
Alphabetical list of current journals at Colman Library. Current issues are on the main floor; issues older than 6 months will be found on the lower floor.
Books
If you're browsing the shelves, most books in criminal justice have call numbers beginning with HV.
NIC
Books at Colman Library
WorldCat
Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan
Internet Resources
LII Criminal Justice links
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