Criminal Justice (Web Resources)

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Criminal Justice Web Resources

  • These are suggestions only and do not reflect the full range of materials that may be useful to you.
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The Web has a variety of sites useful to the criminal justice student. Here are just a few recommended ones:

  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 190,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, & substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection. Issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
  • United States Department of Justice
    Information on the U.S. Department of Justice. Provides links to full-text reports, job information & DOJ agencies.
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications
    Provides an alphabetical list of BJS publications that are in electronic format. Contains statistical information surrounding crime, law & police.
  • American Society of Criminology
    The American Society of Criminology is an international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, & professional knowledge. The site includes publications & job information.
  • American Academy of Forensic Science
    This nonprofit professional society focuses on applying science to the processes of law. Provides a link to a searchable index for the Journal of Forensic Science.
  • United Nations Crime & Justice Information Network
    A network mandated by the United Nations Economic & Social Council. Provides statistical information & information on national and international laws relating to criminal justice.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    The Sourcebook is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. It combines data from more than 100 sources on many aspects of criminal justice. The data is displayed in more than 1,000 tables.
  • Uniform Crime Reports 1998 to Present
    Established in 1929 to provide reliable crime statistics. Today data is supplied by more than 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.


The Criminal Justice Research Guide is maintained by Robert Zai III. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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