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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016     Views: 30

Although there are many databases, both discipline-specific and multidisciplinary, that address criminal justice topics, you may want to begin your search in the specialized database, Criminal Justice Abstracts (CJA).  Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text features broad coverage of related topics, including: "criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; and probation and parole."

Currently indexing more than 550 national and international journals, CJA provides access to academic journal titles, such as: Rehabilitation Education, Justitiele Verkenningen, Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, Justice Research and Policy, and Current Issues in Criminal Justice; magazines such as Journal of Offender Monitoring and Law & Order; and books like New European Criminology and Out of Control: Assessing the General Theory of Crime. Available on the EBSCO platform, CJA is listed in the Sociology and Criminology--Core Databases and Legal Studies--Also Useful categories.