Criminal Justice

Here are some resources for your criminal justice research.

Criminal Justice Databases

WestlawNext is a primary research tool search for state and federal laws, cases and regulations. Results from this database are not included in the search box on the library's home page. Watch the training video.

Proquest includes up to date news articles from magazines and newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post) and peer-reviewed journals on all topics.  Use Advanced search and date limiters for best results.

Statista provides access to a variety of statistical sources, outlooks and infographics, such as,  Bureau of Justice, Statista Research Department, and international sources

Searching for Articles

To find magazine, journal and newspaper articles, use the Start Your Research Here box on the library's home page, limiting it to Articles. 

  • The search box on the home page shallowly searches about 100 of our 120 databases, linking to 80,000+ periodicals. 
    • Limit the search to peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles if wanted. 
  • Tutorial videos are below. 

Criminal Justice Journals

Listed below are some of the criminal justice-oriented journals the library receives. Hundreds more are available full-text through the library's article databases.

Corrections Today
Criminal Law Bulletin
Journal of Crime and Justice
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Police Chief
Women & Criminal Justice

Search Tips for Finding Articles

  • If you're searching from home, log into to these databases with your SUNY Adirondack username and password.
  • When searching these databases, use the Advanced Search mode to make your search more precise.
  • To find variant endings to your search terms, consider truncating, or adding a wildcard ending, with an asterisk (*): searching for crim* finds citations with crime, criminal, criminals, etc.
  • Check the databases’ Help screens for more time-saving search tips.
  • Need more? See Finding Articles.