Locating Scholarly Articles on Juvenile Delinquency:
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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 Also includes books, reports, dissertations, and unpublished papers.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.
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.
This is a short list of possibilities -- depending on your specific topic, other databases may also be helpful.
Academic Search Complete
Indexes numerous titles in justice studies and related fields. Many of the articles are available full-text.
ERIC (EBSCO) (1966 - Current)
Use this resource to locate journal articles dealing with juvenile delinquency and its relationship to education. Use the term "delinquency" when searching this database for juvenile delinquency topics. Results can be limited to specific age groups, such as middle school age (grades 4 -9).
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.
Locating Popular or Trade Magazine Articles on Juvenile Delinquency
CQ Researcher (1923 - Current)
Offers a balanced overview of contemporary political and social issues. Each report includes background information, both sides of the debate surrounding the issue, and suggested resources to consult for further information.
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.
Provides full text for over 1,900 periodicals, mainly popular magazine titles, covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.List of journals included.
Locating Newspaper Stories on Juvenile Delinquency
Don't forget that LexisNexis Academic also includes newspapers
Full text of 5 Ohio newspapers: The Blade (Toledo), 1996 - present; Cincinnati Post, 1990- 2007; Columbus Dispatch, 1985 - present; Dayton Daily News, 1990 - present; Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1991 - present. Also includes 27 popular and news magazines.
Provides selected full text for over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc. This database is updated daily.List of journals included.
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Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice
Shelved in the Main Reference Collection, 1st floor. Call # HV 9104 .E58 2003
If you need ideas for a topic, start here. Each article includes a small bibliography of other resources on the topic.
Selected Free Web Resources
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) serves as a premier national resource on delinquency prevention and juvenile justice issues. CJJ is based in Washington, DC, yet reaches every U.S. state and territory. Available on this site are informative reports and statements on urgent topics. Recent topics have included: mental health, conditions of confinement, racial inequality, and disturbing trends and best practices in juvenile justice.
Part of Cornell University's Legal Information Institute, this site offers an overview of legal issues in juvenile justice and links to related federal and state law on the topic.
The National Center for Juvenile Justice is a resource for independent and original research on topics related directly and indirectly to the field of juvenile justice. The Center is the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Provides an access point to publications of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and other federal government publications dealing with Juvenile Justice.
The Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) offers basic statistical information on juvenile offending, victimization of juveniles, and involvement of youth in the juvenile justice system. The site's topical areas link to the major sections of OJJDP's flagship statistical publication, Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report.