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  • Criminal Justice Abstracts  
    Criminal Justice Abstracts contains indexes and summaries of journal articles, treatises and governmental and non-governmental reports related to criminology.
  • Criminal Law Reporter (BNA)  
    This resource discusses news and recent developments in the area of criminal law. It presents selected criminal-related cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, federal district courts, principal courts of the states, and more. The reporter also covers federal legislative activities and administrative developments; actions and proposals by the Justice Department, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and other federal agencies; and appointments to federal offices.

Open Access Criminal Law Resources

  • Crimes of War
    Crimes of War publishes essays and reports by lawyers, journalists, and scholars aiming to raise awareness of "the laws of war." Articles cover topics such as the intervention in Kosovo, the prosecution of General Pinochet, East Timor post-election violence, and the prosecution of war crimes in Sierra Leone. Among the issues analyzed are the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Pinochet precedent, the conflict between domestic and international law in civil war, and humanitarian intervention.
  • Criminal Law Center (SUNY Buffalo)
    This site is one of the best "comprehensive" criminal law sites to use as a starting point for public-access online research.
  • National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology & the Law Database (Stetson)
    The clearinghouse attempts to assemble the available scientific, technological and relevant legal resources into a searchable database. This site offers a comprehensive bibliography of pertinent court decisions and commentary, scholarly publications, and other information, with links to full text if available. Free subscription required.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service offers two search options. The first searchable database contains abstracts, many of which link to free full-text documents,of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications. The second searchable database covers the full-text of more than 7,000 publications on the NCJRS web site and the web sites of other agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    The United States Department of Justice provides data on victimization, drug use, other illegal activities, offenses reported, persons arrested, cases cleared, defendants processed, offenses reported, persons arrested, cases cleared, defendants processed, offenses reported, persons arrested, cases cleared, defendants processed, "persons under correctional supervision," including parolees and juveniles, and much more.

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