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Criminal Justice/Law

Key: Misenheimer
                  Print = Misenheimer Print    Charlotte Print = Charlotte Print    Library-supplied online resource = Online (Library-Provided)*   WWW Resource = Online (Internet Resource)
* Library-provided resources require your password for off-campus access

Getting Started/Reference Sources

                  Print Black's Law Dictionary, on reserve
WWW Resource Bureau of Justice Statistics: A searchable collection of publications from the U.S  Bureau of Justice
Charlotte print collection Dictionary of American Criminal Justice, REF KF9223.A68.C47 1998
              online resource Dictionary of Legal Terms,  ebook
Misenheimer Print Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, REF HV6017.E52 2002
Charlotte print collection Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, REF HV6017.E524 2002
WWW ResourceGeneral Statutes of North Carolina
Charlotte print collection Legal Systems of the World, REF K48.L44 2002
WWW ResourceLII Supreme Court Collection: A huge amount of information about the Supreme Court, including text of a decision on the day it is made
WWW ResourceNational Criminal Justice Reference Service
WWW ResourceNorth Carolina Crime Statistics
              online resource Oran's Dictionary of the Law, ebook
Misenheimer Print Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions, REF KF4548 O97 1999
WWW ResourceOyez Project: Contains transcripts of Supreme Court arguments, text of decisions back to 1891, biographies of current and past justices, and much more
WWW ResourceSourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
WWW ResourceUnited States Code
              online resource U.S. Court Cases {Magill's Choice} ebook
                  Print West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, REF KF154.W47 2005
Misenheimer Print World of Forensic Science, REF HV8073.W674 2006

More dictionaries and encyclopedias related to these subjects are available in the Misenheimer reference room and the Charlotte library.

Journal Articles

Library-supplied online resource ProQuest Criminal Justice Database: Database of criminal justice journals
Library-supplied online resource ProQuest Social Science Database: Research in sociology, social work, anthropology and politics
Library-supplied online resource Violence & Abuse Abstracts: Indexing and abstracting of important resources covering all aspects of violence and abuse

You can find out if we have a particular journal, and if so where to find it, using Find a Journal. You can request articles in journals we don't own via interlibrary loan.


Library-supplied online resource Pfeiffer's Catalog (no password needed). Books and e-books in both libraries. Criminal justice books usually have call numbers beginning with HV and law books with K; both are located on the main stack level in Misenheimer. Misenheimer books can be sent to Charlotte and vice-versa.

Library-supplied online resource WorldCat: A database of books in libraries everywhere. You can request books we don't own via interlibrary loan.

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