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Criminal Justice: Other Resources

Other Resources

The links below will take you to a number of reliable resources for criminal justice research, bringing you current news, data & statistics, juvenile justice sources, government information, and more. 


Current News Resources

Juvenile Justice Resources

Data and Statistics

Evaluating Sources

Image result for check mark imageEvaluate information sources using CRAAP:

  • Currency: is the information timely for my purposes? when was it published? has the information been revised or updated?
  • Relevance: is the information directly relatable to my research question? does it support my argument?
  • Authority: who wrote or published the information? what are their credentials? 
  • Accuracy: is the information corroborated by other sources?
  • Purpose: is the information unbiased? consider the author/publisher's purpose: is the information intended to educate or inform you, to persuade you, to sell you something, or for another reason?  

When evaluating information on the open web, use CRAAP and also:

  • maintain a healthy sense of skepticism:
    • check your biases (are you finding the information you think you want to find?)
    • ask yourself if the information is a joke or satire
  • when in doubt ask a librarian - Email Us or call 312.553.5784

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Government Documents & Information

Additional Criminal Justice Websites

Contact Us

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