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Criminal Justice

Criminal justice research combines multiple disciplines to understand both the nature of crime and how to respond to the violence and injustice of criminal activity. Topics may range from:



criminal justice institutions

criminal law and procedure

law enforcement


computer applications in criminal justice

investigative techniques

juvenile justice

race and crime

female offenders

prisoner reentry




This guide contains resources designed to aid you in your research in criminal justice and related topics. Open the various tabs across the top for different aspects of Criminal Justice research.  Use the contact information on the right hand side of this page to contact us here at the library for further assistance.


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