Portland State University

Criminology & Criminal Justice Resources

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Offers citations, abstracts, and full text articles in scholarly journals on crime trends, prevention and deterrence, juveniles, police, courts,and sentencing.

Covers criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, corrections, penology, policing, forensic psychology, as well as family and domestic violence.

Contains full text, criminal justice publications from federal, state, and local government along with books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Maintains data sets about juvenile offending, victimization, and contact with the juvenile justice system. Data sources include official records and self-report data from surveys.

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Composed of full text, research reviews of current and emerging topics in a variety of disciplines including the biomedical, physical and social sciences.

Maintains a clearinghouse for evidence-based child welfare programs and practices.

Provides access to systematic reviews, usually international in scope, in education, criminal justice, and social welfare.

Covers the field of homeland security, which includes topics such as terrorism, public health, borders and immigration, intelligence, civil liberties, weapons and the military.

Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.

Contains full text scholarly and peer-reviewed articles covering all areas of law.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Covers public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. Includes national and international journal articles, books, government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, microfiche, and pertinent web sites.

Indexes citations for books and articles as wells as full text articles and ebooks from scholarly presses.

Maintains citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations in psychology about human behavior from 1879 to the present.

Contains full text encyclopedias and reference books in the social sciences and humanities. Search by keyword or browse by topic.

Contains full text, Sage research methods books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Includes videos and interactive mapping tools.

Indexes the citations of articles in high impact social science journals. Includes cited reference searching, (papers that have cited a paper of interest after it was originally published). Covers journals published from 1992 to the present.

Includes citations of journal articles, dissertations, and conference proceedings focused on social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development.

Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation.

Maintains a registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers. 

Maintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences.