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*Criminal Justice, general

START HERE to explore resources available in criminal justice research.


A lot of Criminal Justice-related information, particularly government information, information about organizations, and statistics, can also be located with a general Internet search. While the best place to search for academic articles is via library resources, Google is appropriate for other types of information


·         At-Risk Youth and Gang Prevention
OJJDP’s outreach efforts, programs, and publications to prevent and/or neutralize juvenile delinquency, especially gang-related crime.

·         Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
Authoritative information from publications to laws and regulations.

·         Bureau of Justice Statistics
Data analysis tools, statistics, and key facts related to corrections, courts, law enforcement and victims.
                Criminal Victimization:


Computer crimes, intellectual property, electronic evidence, and other high tech legal issues.

·         FDSys: Federal Digital System
Public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies, including, but not limited to, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, Supreme Court decisions, and U.S. Code.

·         Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process
An overview from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

·         National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Established in 1972, NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

·         Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Sections regarding nearly every aspect of criminal justice.

·         U.S. Department of Justice – Publications
Items of interest include publications, reports, and frequently requested forms to case highlights, legal briefs, opinions and judicial orders.

·         U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Includes a large section on law enforcement (operations, assessments, and statistics).