Overview & Background
The U.S. Justice System : An Encyclopedia
A comprehensive, three-volume set providing detailed background essays, short topical entries, and primary document excerpts that explain the organization, history, and functioning of the U.S. justice system.
Articles & Working Papers
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Coverage of U.S. and international criminal justice literature from 1968-present.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
This service of the U.S. Department of Justice includes full-text publications and the NCJRS Abstracts database with summaries of over 200,000 items. (Free Resource)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Database
This paid subscription provides access to the full text of articles found in the public NCJRS Abstracts site.
National Center for Juvenile Justice
Non-Profit research organization that deals exclusively with juvenile justice. Access to downloadable publications covering issues such as juvenile courts, corrections, and probation.
National Center for State Courts
Independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of justice. Includes Court Statistics Project and other publications. (Free Resource)
A non-profit research organization that publishes over 17,000 reports dating from 1948. Topics include criminal justice, national security, terrorism, international affairs, healthcare and energy.(Free Resource
United States Agencies
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, the BJS provides publications, data collections, data analysis tools, & key facts at a glance. Includes the Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center. (Free Resource)
Crime: State Rankings Ref HV 6787 .C735
State by state rankings and analysis of FBI crime data. (Free Resource)
This site uses rigorous research to rate and review the effectiveness of criminal justice solutions.
FBI Reports & Publications
Reports on many topics including terrorism, internet crime, & white-collar rime, the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, and Uniform Crime Reports. (Free Resource)
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Sponsored by agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice, this archive provides data available for download and assistance in using the data & research and publications. (Free Resource)
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
From the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquincy Prevention, the Statistical Briefing Book contains publications, data sets, & analysis tools. (Free Resource)
United States Sentencing Commission
Statistics by state, district & circuit, reports to Congress, guideline manuals, annual reports, & statistical sourcebooks. (Free Resource)
European Crime & Safety Survey
Tool for measuring the volume and nature of crime in Europe. Includes a report about the survey and research papers. (Free Resource)
International Crime Victim Survey
Program of standardized surveys looking at household experiences with crime, policing, crime prevention, and feelings of unsafety in 23 countries. (Free Resource)
United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute
Institute supporting governments and the international community. The Documentation Centre contains publications, bibliographies, & a list of electronic resources. (Free Resource)
Other Research Guides
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Boston University Libraries research guide. (Free Resource)
EISIL Research Tool for International Criminal Law
Created by the Electronic Information System for International Law. (Free Resource)