Welcome to the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.
Audience: CUW undergraduate and graduate students in Criminal justice focused programs.
Help Available: If you need help finding resources, please 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.
SAGE Premier Journal articles on criminology and criminal justice.
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.
Looking for some suggestions for Primo or databases? Try one of these keywords or phrases related to your topic.
“Administration of Corrections”
You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).
For General Instructions: Finding 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 Policy Review
Criminal Justice Review
Federal Sentencing Reporter
New Criminal Law Review
New England Journal on Criminal And Civil Confinement
Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice
Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo
- Open Primo Journal Title Search
- Search for the Journal’s Title.
- Click on the Journal title in the search results.
- Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.
- Open Primo Journal Title Search
You can search for Books & ebooks in Primo
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?
How to Use Online Encyclopedias
Sage Encyclopedia of social science research methods
|REF H62 .L456 2004|
|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|
Government Reports & Non-Profit Research
a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and programs worldwide.
United States Department of Justice Federal government’s facts and figures on all crime that effects Americans.
Department of Homeland Security
A cabinet department of the United States federal government responsible for public security
FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
An annual publication summarizing violent and property crime offenses in the United States and by state as well as arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data. UCR Data Tool provides easy searching of crime statistics for national, state, and individual law enforcement agency.
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.
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data: Complied data from the National Crime Victimization Survey.