These mega-sites provide direction to resources for the full range of interests related to research in this topic.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Offers 10 main categories with online publications and/or links to other websites: Corrections, Courts, Drugs & Crime, International, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Victims of Crime, Statistics, More Issues in Criminal Justice, In the Spotlight. Features “What’s New” and access to the NCJRS Database and Virtual Library.
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General Interest Sites
Bureau of Justice Statistics
'Anyone involved with criminal justice or interested in criminal justice statistics will quickly bookmark this Web page.' (CHOICE Special Issue 40, August 2003).
Death Penalty Information Center
Non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.
NCJRS Abstracts Database
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. This Database contains abstracts, not full-text documents. To search the NCJRS collection of 7,000+ full-text publications, select the NCJRS Virtual Library link. Updated weekly.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Menu offers access to all 33 penal institutions in Ohio, community justice, Offender Search, capital punishment, news, and more.
Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
Includes links to state and federal agencies, news and press releases, resources for family violence, and research reports.
Restorative Justice Online
'A comprehensive, non-partisan website devoted to restorative justice principles, practice, programs and theory. Includes the largest annotated bibliography of restorative justice articles in the world.' Restorative Justice Online is a service of the Prison Fellowship International Center for Justice and Reconciliation.
Restorative Justice Project
Range of web resources includes job openings for restorative justice and peace building, papers on these subjects, and services from the Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific University.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Presents data on all aspects of criminal justice in the United States: characteristics of the criminal justice systems; public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice topics; nature and distribution of known offenses; characteristics and distribution of persons arrested; judicial processing of defendants; and persons under correctional supervision.
United Nations: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Provides an international perspective on criminal justice issues with categories titled Crime Programme, Terrorism, Corruption, Organized Crime, and Trafficking in Human Beings. Also includes UN Crime and Justice Information Network directory of Internet links.
Victim Offender Mediation Association
Includes information about VOMA and victim offender mediation, a restorative justice bibliography, and related web links of interest.
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Musselman Library Catalog
Online catalog of Musselman Library's holdings and materials in the OPAL and OhioLINK consortia.
The world’s most comprehensive bibliography, with 68 million bibliographic records and 1 billion individual holdings representing 400 languages. Describes items owned by academic, public, special, and national libraries around the world, including books, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, musical scores, films, and web resources. Produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). Updated daily. For Bluffton University users, WorldCat is the database to consult for resources not found in the Bluffton, OPAL or OhioLINK catalogs. Items not held in Ohio libraries may be available through Interlibrary Loan.
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