Crime and Justice Resources
Government and legal information available at WIU on related topics:
Books & Manuscripts
- Search these Library of Congress subject headings in
, the library's online catalog:
- Tips: Use the Quick Search option and enter the terms below in the search box and select Subject as the search.
- criminal psychology
- juvenile delinquents
- crime prevention
- hate crimes
- community policing
- victims of crime
- organized crime
- law enforcement
- police training
- Use the Quick Search option and enter polic? or criminology in the search box and select Any Word Anywhere as the search.
- Use the Advance Search option and search "juvenile delinquents" or "community policing" as phrases.
- If you are having trouble finding material on your topic, try searching I-Share (through WestCat ), a database of the catalogs of over 70 Illinois libraries or WorldCat , a database of library catalogs from all over the world.
- Any book you find which we don't have may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Allow a week to 10 days.
- Try searching Congressional Research Service Reports to find information on your topic.
- Search the database Lexis-Nexis Academic.
- Search the database Criminal Justice.
- Search the multi-disciplinary databases, like Academic Search Complete and InfoTrac .
- Search LexisNexis for full-text law review articles.
- Make sure WIU doesn't have access to articles you find in databases that don't make all articles available full-text by searching the Periodicals Holdings List for the journal title. The PHL contains full-text e-titles purchased by WIU Libraries, and print/microform periodicals shelved in the Libraries.
- Any article you find to which we don't have access may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Allow a week to 10 days.
Statistics and Reports
- Use the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website to find reports and statistics on law enforcement, juvenile justice, corrections, drugs and crime, and victims.
- U.S. Department of Justice
- You can link to individual agencies within the Department from here or use the list below to link to the most frequently used pages.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
- This site houses a lot of reports on Crime(s) and Victims, most of which can be downloaded; statistics and surveys galore.
- Drug Enforcement Agency
- Publications and reports from DEA on drug use/abuse and policy.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Check out the FBI 10 Most Wanted Fugitives as well as information on famous current and historical FBI investigations. Also review issues of the ever-popular FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (Jan 1999 to present online, 1959-2001 in hardcopy).
- Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
- Data on crime by county; plus links to local police departments and sheriff's offices and other sites of interest.
- Illinois State Police
- This page contains a lot of useful links and information on Illinois gangs, unsolved crimes, missing persons, wanted felons and crime statistics. See also the state publication Crime In Illinois.
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (defunded - 2013 is the last issue)
- The book of criminal justice statistics contains state data on arrests, budgets, crimes, criminals, prisoners, sentences, and surveys. If it's a statistic you 're looking for, you'll likely find it here.
- Uniform Crime Reports (Crime in the United States)
- Statistics collected by the FBI on crimes (national, regional, county, and place levels) arrests, arrestees, and police departments. Please note: the State of Illinois does not present its data for this collection.
- FBI's Ten Mosted Wanted Fugitives
- See the faces and read the stories about these (and other) fugitives from justice.
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