Criminal Justice

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Welcome to the Manuel Library's guide for criminal justice research! This guide is designed to help CU students get started on their research in criminal justice and criminology. By clicking on the tabs to the left, you'll find different kinds of resources like dictionaries, journals, and databases. 

If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, contact us at!

Print Books

Subscription Databases

The library’s discovery search will combine results from many of the library’s databases. However, searching individual databases can help you narrow your search if you are getting to many results. Here are the library databases that will have the most resources dedicated to criminal justice topics. 


Free Databases

Other databases are freely available on the web, like these: 

Subscription Journals

The library subscribes to many journals in the area of criminal justice, including these top scholarly journals: 

To find more publications in the library's subscriptions, use our publication finder.

Open Access Journals

Open access journals are also a great source of scholarly information:

Find more open access journals at the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Online Sources

The  following links are for publicly available resources that provide information about crime:

Databases & Statistical Resources