Criminal Justice

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SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

Provides coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

LexisNexis Academic

Full text news, business information and legal research. Includes domestic and international newspapers, magazines, news wire services, trade magazines, corporate profiles, and financial data.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: HA [Statistics], HB [Economic Theory & Demography], HN [Social History & Social Problems], HV [Social Pathology & Criminology], KF [Law – United States]

Subject headings:
Criminal investigation
Criminal justice, Administration of
Forensic sciences
Juvenile justice, Administration of
Law enforcement
Psychology, Forensic

Crime and Criminal Justice

The Encyclopedia of American Crime, 2nd ed.

REF HV 6789 .S54 2001 [3 v.]
Crimes, criminals, and criminal organizations from colonial times to the present.

Encyclopedia of American Prisons

REF HV 9471 .E425 1996
All aspects of the American prison system.

Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice, 2nd ed.

REF HV 6017 .E52 2002 [4 v.]
Historical world overview with emphasis on North America.

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences [3 v.]

REF HV 8073 .E517 2000

The Encyclopedia of Police Science

REF HV 7901 .E53 1995
Police procedures, criminal investigation, forensics, and major figures and events in law enforcement.

Law and Legal Information

Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the United States Supreme Court, 3rd ed.

REF KF 8742 .W567 1997 [2 v.]
Comprehensive source of information about the US Supreme Court.

Criminal Law Digest

REF KF 9210.3 .C75 1983 & supplements
Digests of significant criminal law cases, in both state and federal law, as well as constitutional issues.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law

REF KF 154 .W47 2004
US law, the legal system, law enforcement, and legal history.


Crime in the United States (Uniform Crime Reports for the United States)

REF HV 6787 .A3 [1966-present]
Statistics contributed by state and local law enforcement agencies. Published annually by the FBI.

Demographics of the United States: Trends & Projections

REF-DESK HB 849.49 .U5 R87 2000
Demographic trends, 1950-2000, and projections for the future.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

REF HV 6787 .S68 [1973-present]
Statistics from hundreds of sources throughout the US. Published annually by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Published annually by the U. S. Census Bureau.

Related GTL Research Guides

Law & Legislation (for Federal Information)

Statistics Resources (including U. S. Census & Population Information)

Organizations and Associations

American Correctional Association

American Probation and Parole Association

American Society of Criminology

International Corrections and Prisons Association

Justice Studies Association

National Association of Police Organizations

Police Executive Research Forum


Criminal Justice Links (Florida State University)

Links arranged by subject.

Criminal Justice Links (John Jay College of Criminal Justice)

Extensive list of links, arranged by subject.

Cybrary of Criminal Justice Links

Subject directory of resources on all aspects of criminology.

NCJRS Abstracts Database (National Criminal Justice Research Service) U.S. Government Source

Index to information and publications available in paper or electronic format.

Criminal Justice Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics  U.S. Government Source

Main source for U.S. criminological statistics.

Federal Bureau of Prisons: Quick Facts U.S. Government Source

Data on inmate populations and prisons.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (U. of Michigan)

Includes datasets from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice. All datasets are searchable.

NCJRS Statistics  (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) U.S. Government Source

Publications and links to statistic-heavy sites.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics  U.S. Government Source 

Data on all aspects of criminal justice in the United States.  Documents are in PDF format.

Uniform Crime Reports (FBI) U.S. Government Source

Crime statistics from the mid-1990s on.  Most documents are in PDF format.

Death Penalty

Death Penalty (ACLU)

Includes American Civil Liberties Union publications on the death penalty, the ACLU Execution Watch ("a counter of the number of U.S. executions since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976"), news updates, and links to other sites.

Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC)

DPIC is a "...non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment." Listed are executions, state by state information, issues, DPIC reports, and news.

Death Penalty Statistics (University of Alaska)

Federal and state statistics and polls.

Innocence Project

A non-profit legal clinic based at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. The Innocence Project undertakes "cases where postconviction DNA testing of evidence can yield conclusive proof of innocence."

New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty

News and resources from this "statewide coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the abolition of capital punishment.

Juvenile Justice

Building Blocks for Youth

"An alliance of children's advocates, researchers, law enforcement professionals and community organizers that seeks to protect minority youth in the justice system and promote rational and effective justice policies." Includes reports on the imprisonment of youth.

Juvenile Justice Committee (American Bar Association)

Information, articles, and links.

NCJRS Juvenile Justice Page U.S. Government Source

Full text of most U.S. Government resources pertaining to juvenile justice, as well as NCJRS Abstracts of periodical articles.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention U.S. Government Source

A division of the U. S. Department of Justice.

Legal Resources

U. S. Department of Justice   U.S. Government Source and its components:

News and information for corrections professionals and businesses serving the corrections industry.

Criminal Justice Division (ABA)

Activities of the division, publications, links, an FAQ, and more.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) U.S. Government Source

Excellent source for publications, reports and more. Browsable by topic.

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Information and data on laws, crimes, and programs.

TRAC-FBI (Syracuse University)

Non-partisan watchdog group that provides information, news, and statistics on FBI policies and practices.


Last updated 06-19-08