Criminal Justice Databases
Terrorism and Homeland Security, and
- Indexes to Journals and Books:
with Full Text (Ebsco)
- Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely
related areas such as criminology, demography, ethnic studies, gender studies, marriage, family,
political sociology, religion, social development, social psychology, social work, anthropology, history,
violence, and more. Contains full text for 708 journals (some dating back to 1908), 780 books, and 9,333
conference papers along with abstracts for more than 1,130 core coverage journals dating as far back as
1895. Also features over 25,000 author profiles.
on the Web:
- The online public access catalog of Long Island University's
six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.
- Online Video:
- Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
- Documentaries, interviews, and training videos that demonstrate how to respond to
potentially dangerous situations illustrate the strategies, techniques, and personal field experiences of
professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety and also provide insight into the function
and controversies of the justice system. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display
alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from
their websites or online syllabi.
- Online Encyclopedias and Books:
- ebrary (ebrary)
offers over 100,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more
than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in
business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history,
language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies,
Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor
& Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more
of Crime and Justice (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- This uniquely interdisciplinary resource covers legal, sociological,
psychological, historical, and economic aspects of crime and justice worldwide. Entries
cover civil and criminal issues, from domestic violence to terrorism. Entries cite
pertinent legal cases as well as publications for further information. Also includes
a glossary of related terms.
of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Comprehensive, subject specific guide to the history, uses,
scientific principles, and technologies of espionage, intelligence, and security,
with special emphasis placed on the current ethical, legal, and social issues.
of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Explains the issues behind genocide, crimes against humanity, and human
rights abuses both in individual countries and the world at large, tracing the history of events,
profiling perpetrators and heroes, and explaining international laws and legal proceedings aimed
at ending them. Also covers depictions and manifestations of the phenomenon, such as propaganda,
literature, film, and sociological & philosophical explanations.
of Law Enforcement (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Combining the disciplines of criminology, sociology, history, law, and
political science, this encyclopedia presents concepts, theories, empirical research, and
practical viewpoints on all facets of law enforcement on the state, local, federal, national,
and international stages. Includes: development, practice, theory, and functions of policing
in a historical and contemporary framework; comprehensive and comparative views of
policing and law enforcement systems worldwide; the impact of technology and modern
culture on law enforcement, the impact of court decisions; what an officer or an agency
does; and coverage of most U.S. law enforcement concepts, strategies, practices,
agencies, and types.
of Prisons and Correctional Facilities (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Provides a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical
and contemporary framework, including biographies, articles describing important legal
statutes, and detailed descriptions of the major prisons in the United States.
of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Covers the history and business forces of white-collar and
corporate crime, from mercantilism to globalization, both in the
United States and internationally.
and Violence in the Middle East (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Contends that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal
gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies.
of Forensic Science (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- (See database page for description)
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
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