Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Databases and Resources

Restricted Access Databases

ProQuest Criminal Justice

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A-Z List of All Journals in this database

ProQuest CJ provides access to some of the major journal titles in criminal justice and law enforcement. This is a great place to begin researching your topic(s) of interest.

NC Live

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In the Line of Duty – Online video training resource.

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Openly or Freely Available Databases and Resources

COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Publications

“The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.”

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (Arizona State University)

“The mission of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing is to advance the concept and practice of problem-oriented policing in open and democratic societies. It does so by making readily accessible information about ways in which police can more effectively address specific crime and disorder problems.” This is an excellent resource. Many of the documents published by the COPS Program are available here, but there are many, many more publications free to download.

IACP Center for Social Media

“IACP’s Center for Social Media serves as a clearinghouse of information and no-cost resources to help law enforcement personnel develop or enhance their agency’s use of social media and integrate Web 2.0 tools into agency operations.”

Police Foundation Publications

“The purpose of the Police Foundation is to help the police be more effective in doing their job, whether it be deterring robberies, intervening in potentially injurious family disputes, or working to improve relationships between the police and the communities they serve. To accomplish our mission, we work closely with police officers and police agencies across the country, and it is in their hard work and contributions that our accomplishments are rooted.”

Police Executive Research Forum

“The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is an independent research organization that focuses on critical issues in policing. Since its founding in 1976, PERF has identified best practices on fundamental issues such as reducing police use of force; developing community policing and problem-oriented policing; using technologies to deliver police services to the community; and evaluating crime reduction strategies”

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