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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.
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.
Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.
Full text news, business information and legal research. Includes domestic and international newspapers, magazines, news wire services, trade magazines, corporate profiles, and financial data.
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.
LC call number ranges: HA [Statistics], HB [Economic Theory & Demography], HN [Social History & Social Problems], HV [Social Pathology & Criminology], KF [Law – United States]
Crime and Criminal Justice
The Encyclopedia of American Crime, 2nd ed.
REF HV 6789 .S54 2001 [3 v.]
Encyclopedia of American Prisons
REF HV 9471 .E425 1996
Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice, 2nd ed.
REF HV 6017 .E52 2002 [4 v.]
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences [3 v.]
REF HV 8073 .E517 2000
The Encyclopedia of Police Science
REF HV 7901 .E53 1995
Law and Legal Information
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the United States Supreme Court, 3rd ed.
REF KF 8742 .W567 1997 [2 v.]
Criminal Law Digest
REF KF 9210.3 .C75 1983 & supplements
West's Encyclopedia of American Law
REF KF 154 .W47 2004
Crime in the United States (Uniform Crime Reports for the United States)
REF HV 6787 .A3 [1966-present]
Demographics of the United States: Trends & Projections
REF-DESK HB 849.49 .U5 R87 2000
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
REF HV 6787 .S68 [1973-present]
Statistical Abstract of the United States
REF-DESK HA 202 .A2
Related GTL Research Guides
Law & Legislation (for Federal Information)
Statistics Resources (including U. S. Census & Population Information)
Organizations and Associations
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.
Subject directory of resources on all aspects of criminology.
NCJRS Abstracts Database (National Criminal Justice Research Service)
Index to information and publications available in paper or electronic format.
Criminal Justice Statistics
Main source for U.S. criminological statistics.
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)
Publications and links to statistic-heavy sites.
Data on all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Documents are in PDF format.
Uniform Crime Reports (FBI)
Crime statistics from the mid-1990s on. Most documents are in PDF format.
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.
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.
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."
News and resources from this "statewide coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the abolition of capital punishment.
"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.
Full text of most U.S. Government resources pertaining to juvenile justice, as well as NCJRS Abstracts of periodical articles.
A division of the U. S. Department of Justice.
U. S. Department of Justice and its components:
News and information for corrections professionals and businesses serving the corrections industry.
Activities of the division, publications, links, an FAQ, and more.
Excellent source for publications, reports and more. Browsable by topic.
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