If you’ve ever had to look up crime statistics or locate articles in the fields of criminology, criminal law and justice, law enforcement, rehabilitation, etc. and have felt lost, you’re not alone.
These interdisciplinary topics are complex and the resources useful for finding this kind of information are varied and often spread out. However, there are some important jumping off points you can use to search and obtain just such information:
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service. A searchable, comprehensive suite of databases containing citations, abstracts and some full-text of criminal justice-related articles.
- Directory of Full-Text Journals in Criminology and Law Enforcement. Use our own FReD database to locate and access all journals in our collection in these fields by using the Browse by Subject option and clicking Law, Politics and Government.
- Subject Guide in Law and Criminal Justice. Browse a comprehensive list of research databases, most containing some full-text, and much more. Notable resources include Congressional Quarterly Electronic Library and Westlaw Campus.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics. From the U.S. Department of Justice. Access summaries and source data for all aspects of criminal justice. Also includes special topic sections, such as drugs, homicides and firearms.
- Internet Resources in Criminal Justice. Useful web resources, especially for criminal justice statistics, selected by the Empire State College librarians.