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NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service


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Who should use this database?

Those looking for bibliographic citations and abstracts on issues of criminal justice (e.g. corrections, courts, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, and victims of crime.)

What kinds of materials are referenced in the database?

The database is produced by NCJRS, a service of the National Institute of Justice, with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office for Victims of Crime, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and Bureau of Justice Assistance, all part of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. It covers 150,000 publications on criminal justice, including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

What years does the database cover?

Early 1970s to the present.

Will I find full-text articles in the database?

Yes, for selected documents. There are URLs to the full-text for each document available online.

Yes, full-text coverage of selected journals starts in 1991.