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:
ProQuest Criminal Justice contains full-text access to a large assortment of criminal justice research from both U.S. and international publications - a great place to start your research. This database is part of the Social Science Premium Collection.
Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO) does not contain full-text articles, but provides titles and abstracts for articles in some of the most significant journals in the field. The full-text is often available in another one of RIT's databases - use Criminal Justice Abstracts to discover a source, then click the yellow "More" button in the database to connect to the full-text.
SAGE Journals Online provides full-text access to key social science journals including many relevant to criminal justice/criminology and related fields such as psychology, public policy, social welfare, sociology, and urban studies.
The databases listed above are the key subject-focused databases for this discipline, but there are other databases that might be useful to your research depending on your topic. Check out this link to view a more extensive list of databases with scholarly articles related to criminal justice.