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Combined Arms Research Library

INFORMATION ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE: A Pathfinder


This guide will introduce some of the resources available in the Combined Arms Research Library on CRIMINAL JUSTICE. The various types of library materials useful in research are described along with some examples of each type. This guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.


ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Provides miscellaneous facts, data and overviews of a particular subject.

  • Encyclopedia of American Prisons (Ref. 365.973 E56)
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (Ref. 364.0321 E56)
  • Encyclopedia of Police Science (Ref. 363.203 E56)
  • The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide (Ref. 363.250973 T391f)
  • Modern Police Service Encyclopedia (Ref. 365.203 S175m)

SOME SPECIALIZED REFERENCES

  • American Prison System (Main 365.973 A512)
  • Criminal Justice Information: How to Find it, How to Use it (Ref. 364.072 C929)
  • Gangs: Opposing Viewpoints (Main 364.1066 G197)
  • Handbook of Crime and Punishment (Main 624.973 H236)
  • World Police and Paramilitary Forces (Ref. 363.2 A553w)

DICTIONARIES AND STATISTICS

  • Law Enforcement Vocabulary (Ref. 363.203)
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1997 (Ref. 364 S724)
  • Dictionary of American Penology (Main 365.973 W727d)
  • Crime Dictionary (Ref. 364.03 D)

BOOKS

Look in the CARL Online Catalog for books under subject keyword — type military police, prisons, prisoners and prisons, crime, or criminal justice.


INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS

These resources will help locate PERIODICAL ARTICLES about CRIMINAL JUSTICE on a specific subject such as law enforcement, military police, prisons, police training and weapons. Other information available through our Databases Page.


INTERNET

These resources will provide information on government agencies and criminal statistics, studies, and reports.


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