Welcome to the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.
Purpose: Help CUW undergraduate and graduate students discover useful Criminal Justice resources.
Help Available: If you need help finding resources, please feel free to contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)
How to Use: Resources in this guide are organized by type. Click a tab based on your assignment and information need.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Gale) Covering today’s hottest social issues. Includes pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, periodical articles, statistical tables, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts.
Criminal Justice Specific
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCOhost): more than 320 full-text magazines and journals and index of 600 journals from around the world. Topics: criminology, criminal justice, corrections and prisons, criminal investigations, forensic sciences, and substance abuse and addiction.
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice (Gale) 250 journals in the area of law, law enforcement, terrorism, paralegal service, homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.
Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest) Comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. The database bridges theory with practice by providing information geared to those interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security – as well as scholars and other researchers.
WestlawNext: cases; statutes and court rules; regulations; administrative decisions and guidance; trial court orders; secondary sources; forms; briefs; pleadings, motions, and memorandum; expert materials; jury verdicts and settlements; proposed and enacted legislation; and proposed and adopted regulations.
SAGE Premier Journal articles on criminology and criminal justice.
Looking for some suggestions for Primo or databases? Try one of these keywords or phrases related to your topic.
“Administration of Corrections”
See the Finding Journal Articles Help Guide for detailed instructions for finding and accessing electronic and print journal articles.
These links open databases where you can search for journal articles within the journal.
American Criminal Law Review
American Journal Of Criminal Law
Buffalo Criminal Law Review
Crime and Justice
Criminal Justice Ethics
Criminal Justice Review
Federal Sentencing Reporter
New Criminal Law Review
New England Journal on Criminal And Civil Confinement
Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo
- Open Primo Journal Title Search
- Search for the Journal’s Title.
- Click on the Journal in the search results.
- Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.
- Open Primo Journal Title Search
For General Instruction: FINDING BOOKS
Library of Congress Call Numbers
HV 6001-7221 Criminology
HV 7231-9960 Criminal justice administration
HV 7431 Crime prevention
HV 7551-8080 Police
HV 8301-9921 Prison
Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library. Need Help? Finding Encyclopedias Guide
Sage Encyclopedia of social science research methods
|REF H62 .L456 2004|
Encyclopedia of Sociology
|HM425 .E5 2000|
|Crime in the United States||REF HV 6787 .A32|
|The Dictionary of Criminal Justice||REF HV 7411 .R87 2000|
|Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement||REF HV 7921 .E53 2005|
|Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice||Ebook|
a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and programs worldwide.
Complied data from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Federal government’s facts and figures on all crime that effects Americans.
Wisconsin Department of Justice (Law Enforcement Division)
Officer training standards, crime statistics, crime lab information, research & program evaluation
- WILENET: Wisconsin Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics
- Bureau of Justice: Data about US law enforcement, prison, parole and probation, and courts
- National Crime Victimization Survey: Personal & household crime data 1973- from the US Dept. of Justice.
- International Crime Victims Survey: United Nations survey of crime and safety in the European Union.