Criminal Justice

Background Information

More books about criminal justice and related topics can be found using the Library's catalog.

Black's Law Dictionary REF KF 156. B 53 2004
Burton's Legal Thesaurus REF KF 156. B 856 2007
Dictionary of Law Online only
Dictionary of Law Enforcement Online only
Encyclopedia of American Crime REF HV 6789. S54 2001
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice REF HV 6017. E52 2002
Encyclopedia of Criminology REF HV 6017. E5295 2005
Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice REF HV9014. E58 2003
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement REF HV 7921 .E 53 2005
Encyclopedia of Police Science REF HV 7901. E 53 2007
Oxford Companion to American Law REF KF 154. O 96 2002
Uniform Crime Reports Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This database can be used to locate articles on a wide variety of topics including criminal and juvenile justice, legal debates, and more.
JSTOR is a journal archive and contains older articles on law and criminal justice.
Legal Collection
This database can be used to locate high-quality legal research directly from legal reviews and trade publications. The articles in this database discuss current and past law, important cases, criminal justice, and much more.
LexisNexis Academic
This database contains not only legal articles, but also state and federal legal codes and court case decisions.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The NCJRS contains thousands of state, federal, and local government reports, books, and articles on all areas of law and criminal justice.
Science Direct Journals
Science Direct Journals offers peer-reviewed journals in law and criminal justice and maybe limited to studies. 
PsycARTICLES offers peer-reviewed journals in psychological behavior and maybe limited to studies.

Web Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics
The BJS is a terrific source of current justice statistics, and can be used to locate trends in crime, incarceration rates, and more.
Free Internet Legal Research Sources and Resources
Created by the William Mitchell College of Law Library, this list of legal research resources contains links to legal associations, legal codes, legal news, and more. Browse by jurisdiction, topic, or resource type or search.
Legal Information Institute
Created by Cornell's law school, the LII is a great source of information about the American legal system, from the Constitution to State Laws. This is also a great source of information about the Supreme Court.
This site specializes in news about the Supreme Court and contains extensive lists of cases decided by the Supreme Court since its inception in 1793. Links to opinions are provided. Some of the annual lists of cases are incomplete.
Public Library of Law
This search engine specializes in legal information. It can be used to locate state and federal codes, cases, rules and regulations, and much more. Tutorials are available.
State of Utah Publications
Search the State of Utah's Digital Library for Utah laws.
U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
This online portal and search engine can be used to locate government reports and documents from all agencies.
Utah Crime Reports
Utah's Department of Public Safety regularly releases crime statistics for the state. This site offers access to those reports from 1997 to the present.