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Criminal Justice

This guide was created to help students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program find books, eBooks, articles, and other resources. The guide is organized based on the types of resources available in the library and online.  As always, if you need help or have any questions, please be sure to reach out to the library. Our contact information and hours of operation are displayed on the right.  
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Martin Martinez
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Library Hours
Summer Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Sections HV and KF in the library, library 1st floor, contain criminal justice books. Relevant videos are available at the Circulation Desk. Below is a sample of some of the books that we have available. Click on a book below to see where it is located in the library. Use the "Library Catalog" tool at the bottom of the page to find additional books.


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Recommended Databases
The following is a list of core and multidisciplinary databases that you should consider when searching for articles (research, magazine, etc) in the field of criminal justice. Click on the title to access the database. 

PsychARTICLES -  A database providing access to thousands of psychology articles, many of which relate to or are connected with criminal justice topics. Coverage includes criminal justice and related subjects. Click here to learn more about this database.  
Westlaw -   Designed for research of local, state, and federal cases and legislation. Westlaw use is limited to CCSJ students and faculty enrolled in specific courses. If you are enrolled in a course that requires the use of this database, contact the library. 

Academic Search Premier -  A multidisciplinary database providing access to full-text articles from almost every academic discipline, including Criminal Justice. Click here to learn more about this database.  
Note: If you are off-campus and you click on one of the links above, you will be prompted to enter a student ID # and your last name. 
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Don't Forget!
When searching the web and looking at sources, it is important to evaluate each source to ensure it is credible. Learn more about the criteria you should consider when evaluating information found on the web. 
Background Information

Legal Terms & Definitions 

Data & Statistics
The following is a list of federal and state government resources you can consult to find reliable statistical information and data.  
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Uniform Crime Reports  

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
U.S. Census Bureau – Criminal Justice Statistics
Professional Associations

National Criminal Justice Association

The American Society of Criminology
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Correctional Association
United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association
American Probation and Parole Association


Indiana Criminal Justice Association