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How To Use This Guide!

Welcome to The Criminal Justice Program Libguide!  This web page is designed to give you easy access to the fundamental resources for your classes and reliable information written, read and researched by professionals in the criminal justice field. Within this site, you will find links, tools, recommended readings and professional organizations helpful to your studies and professional employment.  So don’t wait until the last minute to get ahead on your academic goals - begin navigating with ease through this virtual site filled with essential justice components!

Be sure to check the "Courses" listing on the lower left column.  There may be a Libguide created to focus on a specific course you are  taking. 

Photo:  "Bureau of Identification, Justice Department." Files of the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, forerunner of today's FBI. Washington, January 1925. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

"Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices."
                                                                          - Edward Argo

Journal of Criminal Justice

The Journal of Criminal Justice is an international journal intended to fill the present need for the dissemination of new information, ideas and methods, to both practitioners and academicians in the criminal justicearea. The Journal is concerned with all aspects of the criminal justice system in terms of their relationships to each other. Although materials are presented relating to crime and the individual elements of the criminal justice system, the emphasis of the Journal is to tie together the functioning of these elements and to illustrate the effects of their interactions. Articles that reflect the application of new disciplines or analytical methodologies to the problems of criminal justice are of special interest.

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Courses

We've created specific guides for certain classes. If you do not see your individual course listed below simply use this page for your research needs!

Recommended Databases

Books From The Collection

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Boston Public Library's Legal Resources

The BPL: Boston Public Library offers a wealth of information resources both online and a short train ride away. Their eCard is a virtual library card that allows you to instantly use all of their online resources. Users who wish to check out library materials or reserve museum passes may upgrade to a standard BPL card.  You can apply for your eCard online.  Just follow the prompts on the registration form and your eCard number will be emailed to you. See video.

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