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The Criminology Collection supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, and legal and social implications, as well as law enforcement and security services. The collection includes the Criminal Justice Database, a full-text and index database supporting research on crime geared towards scholars and career criminal justice professionals. It also includes National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database, which is published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to index research on criminal Justice. The collection includes further index and full-text coverage of scholarly journals along with correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs, and other relevant material for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, and related fields.

  • Sources covered in the Criminology Collection include U.S. and international scholarly journals; correctional and law enforcement trade publications; reports; news; crime statistics; and crime blogs. Addressing the need to bridge the latest research with practice, the Criminology Collection is well suited to vocational courses for those pursuing careers in law enforcement and security as well as those conducting academic social scientific research into criminal justice.
  • The Criminal Justice Database, included with the Criminology Collection, includes extensive abstracting and indexing coverage of the scholarly journal literature in criminology with easy linking to full text from other providers if they are not available as part of the collection. Together with NCJRS Abstracts Database, which includes extensive A&I coverage of other sources including books and government reports, the Criminology Collection provides full index coverage of the key scholarly literature for those researching topics in criminal justice.
  • The collection includes over 2,500 recent dissertations on criminal justice topics, unavailable from any other vendor.
  • The Criminology Collection leverages the ProQuest thesaurus, which includes hundreds of terms specific to criminal justice topics in its controlled vocabulary, to help users quickly find relevant results.

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