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Top Criminal Justice Databases
These are the major databases for criminal justice research.
Criminal Justice Database
Indexes and provides full-text access to articles published in 45 criminal justice journals frequently consulted by professionals. Also includes citations and abstracts for more than 100 additional journals. Focuses on practical issues in crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, police issues, and courtroom procedures.
Criminal Justice Collection
Powered by InfoTrac, Criminal Justice Collection takes users straight to the answers they need from nearly 4.3 million articles— helping them bypass the errors and irrelevant results that often accompany Internet searches. Updated daily, the database yields current, relevant results.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database
Indexes and provides abstracts for more than 180,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, journal articles and unpublished research.
Other Databases to Try
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for academic research including journal articles, books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and other scholarly material.
Indexes and summarizes more than 2 million scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. 97 percent of the material is peer-reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others.
Polling the Nations
This database contains data gathered in more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries. Each record reports a question asked and the responses given. Also included in each record are the name of the organization that conducted the poll, the date the information was released, the sample size, and the groups or areas included in the interview.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center provides intelligent, thoughtfully worded discussion centering on the key issues of our time, such as genetic engineering, environmental policy, prejudice, abortion, health care reform, and media violence.
Other Databases @ WOU
This link takes you to the library's main article databases page. Consider other databases for information related to criminal justice, like:
Business Source Premier -- police strikes, corporate crime; administration personnel and management
ERIC -- delinquency, crime and the schools; correctional education
PsycINFO -- cause and effect of criminal behavior; some training and personnel issues; applied psychology