Criminal Justice Research Guide

Subject Guide

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General Background Information: Statistics and Encyclopedias

     Browse these encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. for quick facts and brief overviews about this subject. 
Statistical Abstract of the United States – Hands down, this is the best source for statistics about the United States. See especially the section titled, “Law Enforcement, Courts and Prison.” Online and In the library:
HA 202 (Ready Reference)
RAND California – BROWSE statistical categories. FIND statistics from California about a variety of issues including crime, poverty, education, voting, and population profiles.

CQ Researcher – An excellent source for information about current, controversial topics of national and international interest is areas such as health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. [more]

Public Agenda Online – Designed for journalists, this is one of the best websites for nonpartisan, unbiased perspectives on hot political issues. Find facts, public opinion polls, and three perspectives on each issue.

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences Online and in the library:
H 41 I58 2001 (Reference)
The War on Drugs: An International Encyclopedia Online and In the library:
HV5804 .C47 1999 (Reference)
In the library:
HV6017 .D38 2002 (Reference)
Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice In the library:
HV6017 E52 2002 (Reference)
Encyclopedia of Criminology & Deviant Behavior In the library:
HV6017 E53 2001 (Reference)
In the library:
HV6322.7 .E532 2005 (Reference)
In the library:
HV6431 .M4992 2002 (Reference)

In the library:
HV6441 .D48 2005 (Reference)

Uniform Crime Reports - Includes Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Online.
In the library:
HV6783 A85 2000 (Reference)
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Latest editions are online only.

Online and in the library:
HV7245 N37 (Ready Reference)
In the library:
HV7921 E53 2005 (Reference)

In the library:
HV8073 E58 2000 (Reference)

In the library:
HV8143 H46 2001 (Reference)

In the library:
HV8144 F43 T48 1999 (Reference)

In the library:
HV8694 G76 1998 (Reference)
In the library:
HV9471 .S54 2003 (Reference)

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