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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database

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Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database, National

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U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
mid-1960s to present
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NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. Most are included in their Virtual Library, some may only be available on microfiche in GIMSS (2nd Floor of the IUB Wells Library), and yet others may only be available from NCJRS. 
Includes a Thesaurus at NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public. 

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Government Information: State and Local Documents
  • Statistical Resources
  • Criminal Justice
  • Government Information: U.S. Federal Documents

Library of Congress Subjects:

Criminal justice, Administration of--United States--Bibliography--Databases.
Crime--United States--Bibliography--Databases.
Criminals--United States--Bibliography--Databases.