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Criminal Justice Subject Guide

Subject guides are created by Great Basin College Librarians to assist you! These guides provide helpful resources and tutorials to help you succeed in finding credible resources.

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Issues & Controversies  (Facts on File)

Analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand. with balance, accuracy and regular updating.

ProQuest Central (ProQuest)

The largest aggregated full-text database in the market today totaling more than 11, 250 titles, with over 8,400 titles in full text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Includes over 400 full text U.S., Canadian and international newspapers, including exclusive access to the full text of The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times.

 ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)

Search for coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. From 1971 to present.

ProQuest Social Science Journals (ProQuest)

Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.


A comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter and SIRS Renaissance. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.


21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook

This two-volume edition provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths.

Crime and Punishment Around the World

Explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice, equal protection, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

Web Sources

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Famous Trials

Information on famous trials.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

This site provides records of cases, people and organizations, crime statistics, and reports and publications.

Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Includes information on crime, prevention and links to other resources.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (Michigan)

Source for crime and justice data.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Provides publications, research topics and information about criminal justice.

Reno Police Department

Offers information on crimes and statistics.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (Albany)

The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 1,000 tables.

U. S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice provides publications, case highlights and an index to their major pages.

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Elko, NV 89801

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