Finding Journal Articles on Victimology Topics
The Libraries have a number of tools that can be used to locate articles on Justice Studies topics. Which resource will work best depends largely on your specific topic. If you do not have success using the resources recommended here, keep in mind that there are many other databases that may work for that topic. Please feel free to ask me for assistance with locating articles on your topic.
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (1968 - Current)
Use this resource to find scholarly journal articles in Justice Studies. Also includes books, reports, dissertations, and unpublished papers. Provides summaries of most entries.
Criminal Justice Periodicals (1981 - Current)
This database includes abstracts and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text. Emphasis is on practical rather than theoretical material.
Contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications. Most documents published by NCJRS sponsoring agencies since 1995 are available in full-text online.
Academic Search Complete
Indexes numerous titles in justice studies and related fields. Many of the articles are available full-text.
Ageline (1978 - Current)
Use this resource to find articles dealing with crime and the aged.
Use this resource to find law review articles and case reports. Can also be used to locate news stories relating to justice studies.
PsycINFO - Current File (1967 - Current)
Use this resource to locate journal articles dealing with the psychology of criminals and the psychological impact of crime on its victims.
Readers' Guide Full Text (1890 - Current)
Reader's Guide covers general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Full text is provided for 215 magazines back to 1994; indexing or abstracts available for 360 magazines back to 1890.
Use this resource to find articles about the sociological impact of crime.
Journals about Victimology
International Review of Victimology (1989 - Current)
Current subscription, issued quarterly. Shelved on the 2nd floor, Main Library by its title. Current issues are in the Periodicals Reading room.
Violence and Victims (1986 - Current)
Current subscription, issued bimonthly. Shelved on the 2nd floor, Main Library by its title. Current issues are in the Periodicals Reading room.
Selected Free Web Resources
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Included on their website are "resource centers" for Stalking, Teen Victims, Dating Violence and Violence Against Women.
Part of the Department of Justice. Links to research and statistics about victims of crime are provided, as is the Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 600 tables from more than 100 sources.
This standard data set from the Federal Bureau of Investigation provides annual data on the volume and rate of crime offenses nationally and by state, as well as various special reports.
Part of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), this section of the site focuses specifically on Victims of Crime. Includes a more specific listing in the left column, sample subtopics: elderly victims, juvenile victims and victim compensation.