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Criminal Justice Research & Statistics

This guide is suggested for students of CRJ 5200 or those interested in criminal justice research & statistics.


For more useful resources, see the Criminal Justice Research Guide.



Background Research - Encyclopedias

The Library has a large number of subject specific online encyclopedias with up-to-date articles on your paper topic. They will lead you to exhaustive and well-researched articles that are written and signed by scholars. Jump start your research with valuable background information, a detailed overview and/or a bibliography of current research. Here are two examples of typical encyclopedia articles:

"Delinquency, III. Trends and Data."
(Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice - 2002)
"Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)."
(Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics - 2006)

 Research Methods E-Reference

 Criminal Justice E-Reference

  Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
Congressional Research Service Reports collected by Stanford University, Social Sciences Resource Group.  Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a think tank that provides research reports to members of Congress. However, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) does not provide direct public access to its reports. Reports also collected at http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/CRSR/.
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Scholarly Journal Articles

Here is a selection of databases/indexes that include peer-reviewed articles published in criminal justice and sociology journals. Contact me for further suggestions.

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
    Covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.

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 Useful Article Databases

  National Criminal Justice Reference Service

  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

  Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)

  ERIC (ProQuest)

  PsycINFO (ProQuest)


Criminal Justice Statistics

  National Criminal Justice Reference Service

  Bureau of Justice Statistics

  Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

  Crime in the United States (Uniform Crime Report - FBI)

  Data-Planet

  Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

  Social Trends and Indicators USA

Citing Your Sources

  • Documenting Source in APA Style

    Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker. Includes sample paper and list of cited reference in APA style.

    Sample APA style paper and list of cited references.

  • Export references in APA style for your cited reference list.
    Use the "Add to Folder" links to create a list of potentially useful articles then switch to Folder View and Select all items. Click on the "Save as File" icon to the right of your results and select APA in the drop down menu under "Citation Format." Click on "Save" and then copy and paste the resulting list of APA style citations into your word file. APA is the most widely used style in the social sciences.
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  • Refworks

    Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.


kcarro03 Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian for Business and Social Sciences
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 223
610-519-5391



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