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CRMJ 1001: Criminal Justice

This is a guide to selected library resources supporting research in Criminal Justice degree programs.

Article Databases for Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Abstracts

Covers Criminology & Criminal Justice journals, books, reports, and trade publications.

Sociological Abstracts

Great resource for Sociological research. Covers family and social welfare research, rural & urban sociology, criminology, and much more.

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)

Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and drug control reearch. Includes research articles, government reports on federal, state, and local levels, and more.

Gale Criminal Justice Collection

Includes academic journals and magazines in Criminal Justice & related fields. Covers law, law enforcement, security, & terrorism.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Part of Web of Science. Great tool for tracking down citations and judging the impact of a particular article.

Suggested Journals

The links below will take you to the online version of each of these peer reviewed journals. Here you can browse or conduct a keyword search to find articles on your subject published within these journals.

Criminal Justice journals:

Journal of Criminal Justice


Justice Quarterly

Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency

Punishment & Society

Sociology journals:

American Sociological Review

Social Problems

Sociological Spectrum

Social Forces

American Journal of Sociology