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Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice and Law Databases

Criminal Justice and Legal Periodicals

Prentice Hall Cybrary of Criminal Justice

Searching for online or web resources



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Selected U.S. Government Web Sites:


The United States federal government gathers tremendous amounts of information and statistics on a wide array of subjects.  The Websites below are excellent places to start searching for legal and criminal justice information on the World Wide Web.



Bureau of Justice Statistics


The United States Department of Justice gathers statistics on crime, criminal offenders, victims, trends, international statistics, and law enforcement information.




Legislative Information on the Internet


 This site, created by the Library of Congress, provides information on US laws, pending legislation, historical documents, and also offers links to state resources.



 NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service


“NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.”  A limited full-text publication search is available for free, as well as abstracts and statistics. 




The Uniform Crime Report


The FBI compiles a variety of annual statistics, reports, and publications on crimes in the United States including topics such as Hate Crimes.




The US Governments Official Web Portal


Referred to as “The official [online] gateway to all government information.”  This site offers a search box, A-Z agency directory, reference center, press releases, and links to state and local agencies.






Selected Websites:



Allyn & Bacon's Sociology Links - Criminal Justice




California State University



Department of Criminal Justice Links


Center on Juvenile Criminal Justice



Crime News



Criminal Justice Forum -  blog and radio show archives




Dr. Tom O'Connor - Criminal Justice Mega Links





FindLaw for the Public



LawCrawler - legal & web search engine




Choose “Search” to access the FindLaw LawCrawler site.  This unique “law only” search engine can help you locate good resources on the Internet.





Florida State University - Criminal Justice Links



Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government - Criminal Justice Links




Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) - Criminal Jutice Links




John Jay College of Criminal Justice




Legal Information Institute



Cornell Law School’s web page is an award winning site “of recent and historic U.S. Supreme Court opinions as well as the Supreme Court’s current oral argument schedule.  This site also features the full text of the U.S. code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure.”  The front page offers another useful feature, “Law Events in the News.”  Hyperlinks lead you to further information.


National Archive of Criminal Justice Data




North Carolina Justice Academy, Criminal Justice Links - (see Criminal Justice Links halfway down the right menu)




Northeastern State University, Oklahoma

Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department

an interesting collection of criminal justice links including

foreign sources, legal history, career, highway safety, victim & victimology, Native Americans, and

comparative criminal justice resources









Prentice Hall’s Cybrary, The World’s Criminal Justice Directory


The cybrary maintains a list of what they consider to be the “Top 100 Picks” of websites related to criminal justice.  If you are undecided about a topic for your research paper, you can look through their topical directory (Browse Index) or enter keywords into their site search feature (Search Our Criminal Justice Links.)  This site was originally maintained by Dr. Frank Schmalleger.  He still sponsors a site at http://talkjustice.com/ which offers message boards and chat about criminal justice topics.




The Definitive Guide to Criminal Justice and Criminology on the World Wide Web is published both in print and electronic formats.  The print copy is behind the reference desk in the Peoples Library.  The companion web site is located at http://talkjustice.com/cybrary.asp.



University at Albany, University Library - Topics in Criminal Justice




University of Delaware, Internet Resources for Criminal Justice




World Criminal Justice Library Network




Yahoo Directory, Society and Culture




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