Criminal Justice: Journals & Databases

This guide will help you get started with your criminal justice research. In addition to recommending useful databases, this guide provides tools for picking a topic, information on finding news sources, and other helpful tips to guide you along the way.


Although the library has many databases that contain scholarly articles relevant to criminal justice research, there are a few core databases that provide access to the most significant journals in the field such as:

  • Criminology
  • Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency
  • Justice Quarterly

Start with these databases

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