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Journal Articles

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology with coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.

SocIndex with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of sociology and social work journals.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

Military and Government Collection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of news publications pertaining to all branches of the US government.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

Magazines & Newspapers

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

Nexis Uni (was LexisNexis Academic) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis--including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790--and offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.

Sage Dictionary of Criminology On campus use only
This encyclopedic dictionary contains signed entries, and includes references to key readings for further study.
Call Number: HV6017 .S24 2006

Death Penalty Information Center Unrestricted Resource
A national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment, the Center releases an annual report on the death penalty, highlighting significant developments and featuring the latest statistics. The Center also produces reports on various issues related to the death penalty such as arbitrariness, costs, innocence, and race.

Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Burea of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Prisoner Recidivisim Analysis Tool Unrestricted Resource
This dynamic data analysis tool allows you to calculate recidivism rates of persons released from state prisons in 2005. The tool defines recidivism as an arrest for a new crime following release. You may generate recidivism rates for the entire sample of released prisoners or customize your search to view rates of released prisoners with specific demographic, criminal history, and sentence attributes. The tool uses data collected by BJS on a sample of persons released from state prisons in 30 states in 2005 and followed for a 5-year period.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Unrestricted Resource
The Archive's mission is to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data.

Research Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
CRS reports are regularly produced to anticipate and respond to issues of interest to Congress. They provide timely, objective, and authoritative research and analysis on a wide range of policy topics covering subjects including foreign affairs, defense & intelligence, health care, energy & natural resources, commerce & the economy, social welfare & housing, and justice & law enforcement.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Websites

2018 Police Killings Database Unrestricted Resource
Data on people killed by police in the U.S., compiled by the Washington Post.

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Unrestricted Resource
The Juvenile Justice Resource Hub is a comprehensive source of information on juvenile justice issues and reform trends, like mental health and substance abuse, community-based alternatives, and racial-ethnic fairness.

Urban Institute Unrestricted Resource
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization in Washington, D.C. This page provides data and reports related to the well-being of people and places in the U.S., including on topics like health, justice, and families.

Organizations

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Unrestricted Resource
Created in 1983, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is a state agency dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice. The Authority brings together key leaders from the justice system and the public to identify critical issues facing the criminal justice system in Illinois, and to propose and evaluate policies, programs, and legislation that address those issues.