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 Internet Resources

General Resources

Justice Information Center

The U.S. Department of Justice, National Criminal Justice Reference Service offers publications and products on topics in corrections, courts, crime, crime prevention, drugs, justice system, juvenile justice, law enforcement and victims. Includes an A to Z topic list.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Resource topics include public safety, local governments, education & youth, research, and community programs. Also includes employment opportunities.

Penn State University Criminal Justice Resources

University Libraries Resource Page listing topics in criminology, government agencies, organizations and research institutes, criminal procedures and the courts, forensic science, and crime, delinquency and violence.

School of Criminal Justice Subject Page

This site provides links to many criminal justice sites from the University at Albany.

College of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Links (Florida State University)

Links for research, publications and resources. Topics include searchable law databases, forensics, crime and crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol information.

Criminal Justice Resources, Michigan State University Library

Jon J. Harrrison's intensive collection of seventy links, covering a wide topical range in the study of criminal justice.

 

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Capital Punishment

Death Penalty Information & Resources

Anti-Capital Punishment Resources from the American Society of Criminology.

 

Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC)

Includes state by state information, death penalty fact sheet, execution database, resources, news, and information on the issues relating to the death penalty. DPIC is a non-profit organization.

Death Penalty Statistics        

"These sites provide detailed information on executions, death row populations, jurisdictions authorizing capital punishment, capital offenses, Supreme Court death penalty cases, changes in state statutes, and other information." From the Justice Center at the University of Alaska.

Innocence Project

Founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld in 1992, the Innocence Project is a non-profit legal clinic and criminal justice resource center. Their mission is to exonerate wrongfully convicted persons "where post-conviction DNA testing can yield conclusive proof of innocence".

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Corrections

The Corrections Connection Network

Lists corrections news, organizations, policy, events, careers, training, and discussion.

Federal Bureau of Prisons

This website offers a directory and inmate locator, information regarding prison facilities, employment information, and prison news.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Includes information about county jails, execution list, institution profiles, most wanted list, job opportunities, Megan's law list, and research and statistics.

New York State Department of Correctional Services

New York State prisons and locations, inmate information, employment opportunities, research reports

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History of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice and Prison Reform

Listings of historical records and special collections regarding criminal justice and prisons at the University at Albany Library.

History of Criminology: The Pioneers

Listing of the major books in criminology, arranged by time period from 1846 to the present.

Searching the Criminal Body: Art/Science/Prejudice, 1840's to Present.

Exhibit at the University at Albany, on the history and images of biological criminology. 

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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Committee

The Juvenile Justice Committee "develops policies to further national juvenile justice reform", "tracks federal and state policy and offers juvenile justice standards and full-text articles on juvenile justice issues". From the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.

 

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse

Juvenile justice information, programs for at-risk youth, employment opportunities, education programs, and state agency resources. By Florida State University.

Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Commission

Includes juvenile court standards, directories, the rules of juvenile court procedure, the juvenile act, and current newsletter.

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Law Enforcement

Community Policing Consortium

A partnership of five national police organizations which provides research, training and technical assistance information.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Pennsylvania State Police

United States Marshal Service

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Indexes & Databases

The Miller Library does subscribe to a selection of bibliographic databases via the Internet. Those databases most helpful for Criminal Justice Research are listed below.

Criminal Justice
Expanded Academic ASAP 
General interest and scholarly resources across a variety of disciplines.
FORENSICnetBASE 
Provides online access to full-text references and books in forensics, criminal justice, homeland security and law enforcement.
History Reference Center 
Offers full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, and nearly 60 history magazines. The database contains 58,000 documents; 43,000 biographies; 12,000+ historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.
Legal Research-LexisNexis 
Case law, statutes, law reviews, IRS regulations, court decisions and patents.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service 
Offers some full-text access to criminal justice and forensic science issues. NCJRS is sponsored by the US Department of Justice. Keystone College does not have free access to all articles.
NetLibrary 
Access to digital versions of printed material such as books or journals, databases or any digital content. Available 24/7.
News-LexisNexis 
Over 350 newspapers and broadcast transcripts from major networks including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, & NPR.
Professional Development Collection 
Information on education, psychology, children’s health and development & pedagogical theory and practice
Proquest's PA Research I 
Abstract and full-text database of general interest and scholarly resources. 
PsycArticles 
Offers full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

 In addition, the following databases are available on Internet sites:

Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database

This is an interdisciplinary, searchable database of 100,000 records on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Records cover the late 1960's to the present.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

A searchable database of articles, reports, book chapters and books regarding child abuse, neglect and welfare issues. Formerly the Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse Database.

NCJRS Abstracts Database

Searchable database covering documents from federal, state and local governments from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

PAVNET

Partnerships Against Violence Network - A searchable database of information on programs and funding on violence and youth-at-risk with data from several Federal agencies.

PREVLINE (National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information)

A searchable database of several federal, state and private organizations concerned with substance abuse.

Project Cork Institute

Database including articles and books on alcohol and substance abuse.

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Electronic Journals

CJ Letter

Criminal Justice Magazine (selected articles)

Critical Criminologist (selected articles)

Electronic Journal of Sociology

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture

Sociological Research Online

Western Criminology Review

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Government Resources

New York State

Pennsylvania State

United States Other

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Professional Associations

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Statistical and Data Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Statistics on crime in the U.S. Includes links to other government and international sources.

Corrections Statistics

Contains statistical information about adults in the correctional population, incarceration rates, census results, and death reports.

Courts and Sentencing Statistics

Contains statistical information about conviction percentages, state court sentencing of convicted felons, court surveys and court processing.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports

Includes Uniform Crime Reports, Hate Crime Statistics, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, National Incident-Based Reporting System, Terrorism in the U.S. and other reports.

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center

This site offers online analysis of law enforcement, prosecution/court data, and incarceration data. Includes Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, and annual reports including Federal Criminal Justice Trends.

FedStats

Statistics from more than 100 agencies of the U.S. government.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

The ICPSR provides access to the world’s largest archive of computerized social science data. From the University of Michigan.

Justice Research and Statistics Association

This site has information on programs, research, publications, links to Statistical Analysis Center web sites and the JRSA databases on state criminal justice research and national firearms research.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

"The source for crime and justice data." Provides data resource guides, identification for specific data collections and assistance with using archived files. Research data available from ICPSR, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and National Institute of Justice. Includes The Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, and The Homicide Research Working Group.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Resource topics include public safety, local governments, education & youth, research, and community programs. Also includes employment opportunities.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Provides Sourcebook 2003, (31st edition) and data tables about six U.S. criminal justice topics including criminal justice characteristics, public opinion, crime & victims, arrests & seizures, courts, processing & sentencing, and parole, jails, prisons, & death penalty. Produced at the University at Albany.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Covers a broad range of statistics for the entire United States from 1995 to 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Includes statistics by topic and also an A to Z index.

Statistics and Research Sources (United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network)

Extensive links to criminal justice statistic collections for the U.S. and international sources.

United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems

The goal of this website is "to collect data on the incidence of reported crime and the operations of criminal justice systems with a view to improving the analysis and dissemination of that information globally. The Survey results will provide an overview of trends and interrelationships between various parts of the criminal justice system so as to promote informed decision making in administration, both nationally and cross-nationally."

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