Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1968–. Provides abstracts of articles, books, reports, and government documents that deal with crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment, and sentencing. Published in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Collection of Rutgers University Libraries.
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs. Provides information about crime and victimization, law enforcement, corrections, prosecutions, courts and sentencing, drugs, firearms, and more. This authoritative source for data and analysis of crime in the United States is a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice.
http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/cjlinks. A long-running directory of international resources on crime, the courts, forensic sciences, crime in the news and popular culture, and other aspects of the field. The site is maintained by Cecil Greek of the Florida State University School of Criminology.
http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/links. Prepared by librarians at one of the premier criminal justice libraries in the world, the Lloyd Jay Sealy Library of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This directory has a wealth of material on a variety of criminal justice topics, including history, domestic and international issues, and statistics, with special emphasis on New York City. All links are annotated; the site is updated frequently.
http://www.ncjrs.org. A federal information resource offering a huge amount of information on corrections, juvenile justice, the courts, law enforcement, drug interdiction, victimization, and more. It includes a database of criminal justice articles, some with full text. Provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.
http://forensic.to/links/pages. Provides annotated links to information on arson investigation, firearms identification, DNA analysis, fingerprints, toxicology, forensic entomology, forensic psychology, and more. Based in the Netherlands and maintained by Zeno Geradts.
Ed. Josua Dressler. 2nd ed. 4 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2002. One of the best sources for overall coverage of the field. Includes issues in law, criminology, and sociology and references to classic studies and recent research. Though the focus is on criminal justice in the United States, international perspectives are included.
Ed. David Levinson. 4 vols. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2002. Covers a huge range of topics in an accessible manner, from crimes to enforcement to corrections.
Ed. Clifton D. Bryant. 4 vols. Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge, 2001. Provides substantial, scholarly articles on theory and research on crime, sexual deviance, and self-destructive behaviors. This work is particularly useful for understanding the psychological and sociological context of crime.
Ed. Jay A. Siegel. 3 vols. San Diego: Academic Press, 2000. The most comprehensive reference work of its type, this encyclopedia provides information on processing crime scenes, handling evidence and witnesses, understanding forensic medicine, identifying firearms, analyzing DNA, and more, in detailed, technical articles.