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Criminal Justice

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  • National Criminal Justice Reference Center (Government - Free Online Access)
    The premier online Criminal Justice full-text resource from the United States Department of Justice.
  • Social Science Online Periodicals (Free Online Access)
    "Established within the framework of UNESCO to promote international cooperation by exchange of  information in the social and human sciences, its activities support the social and human sciences information and documentation programs of UNESCO. The Social Science Online Periodicals file provides access to the full text of over 190 scientific periodicals in the social sciences. It is permanently being updated and includes: a subject table, a title index, and a section of new periodicals."

Law Resources

Statistical Resources

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics Home Page
    US Department of Justice statistics web site. Topics covered are "Crimes and victims," "Criminal offenders," "Crime and Justice data," "Law Enforcement," "Courts and Sentencing," and "Corrections."
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
    "The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is a branch of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to computer-readable criminal justice data collections for research and instruction. The NACJD website provides downloadable access to over 550 criminal justice data collections free of charge."
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online
    "The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 600 tables from more than 100 sources. Sourcebook is organized into six topical sections. Using the Contents, Table and figure list, and Index, you can access information of interest by browsing these lists or by searching by keywords."
  • The Legal Information Institute from Cornell Law School.
    "Collections of all recent opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court and New York State Court of Appeals. Also provides easy-to-understand topical overviews of such areas as banking law and employment discrimination law and organized collections of links to sites offering court decisions, statutes, regulations and other legal materials." "Search engines and ranking systems identify the LII as the most linked to web resource in the field of law."
  • HierosGamos Law & Legal Research Center
  • American Law Sources Online
    Includes links to court rules, rules of procedure, administrative law resources.
  • Buffalo Criminal Law Center
    An excellent resource from the State University of New York Buffalo School of Law
  • Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
    This citation primer is based on the Seventeenth Edition of the "Bluebook." Another Cornell Law School web site.

Information Clearinghouses

  • Criminal Justice Research
    Before you start your paper check out this web site. "On these pages you will find suggestions and links for conducting part of your research with the help of the World Wide Web. Remember, however, to do the most complete research and prepare the best paper possible, you must also visit the library and dig through the articles, books, and other sources found there. Also check the page in the "students" section on writing papers."
  • Search Systems: Largest Free Public Records Database
    Access to over 2000 United States public record databases including state and regional government information.
  • The Texas Criminal Justice Process
    Information for the public from the State Bar of Texas.

Associations & Organizations

  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    "Our goal for this site is to provide current information that clearly defines the agency's primary functions and operations and explains how those responsibilities impact offenders and the general public. "
  • National Criminal Justice Association
    "The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is the Washington, D.C.-based special interest group that represents states on crime control and public safety matters. The NCJA's work focuses primarily on helping develop and implement national policy in the criminal justice field and on helping states address criminal justice-related problems."
  • United States Department of Justice
    If you are not sure where you want to go, use the "Site Map" or "Search" options.
  • National Institute of Corrections
    From the United States Department of Justice.
  • National Institute of Justice
    "The research and development branch of the United States Department of Justice."

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Identification of Terms (Dictionaries & Glossaries)

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(updated 10/7/2015)

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