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Reference Books

The Lakeland Library has substantial number of titles in its collection to support the Criminal Justice and Forensic Science programs @ LCC. The reference collection is usually an excellent starting point for research projects. Reference books are non-circulating items (they cannot be checked out) and are designed to be used to look for specific information rather than read cover to cover. Additionally, reference books contain bibliographic records that can lead to the discovery of further resources to support one's thesis. In some instances, the reference books are compiled or supported by primary source documents or case studies. In addition to reference materials, the Lakeland library offers a strong circulating collection to support both the Criminal Justice and Forensic Science programs as well. Materials related to Criminal Justice can be found in the collection by searching the subject Criminal Justice. A similar search under the Forensic Science subject heading will provide access to the Library's Forensic Science titles.

The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice : Key Terms and Major Court Cases

Anderson's . . . Ohio Criminal and Traffic Field Guide : Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers

Battleground : Criminal Justice

Cop speak : the Lingo of Law Enforcement and Crime

Criminal and Epidemiological Investigation Handbook

Criminal Justice

The Dictionary of Criminal Justice

Dictionary of Policing

The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

Encyclopedia of Forensic Science

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement

The Encyclopedia of Police Science

The Facts on File Dictionary of Forensic Science

Forensic Science : an Encyclopedia of History, Methods, and Techniques

Policing in America : a Reference Handbook

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America : a Reference Handbook

Punishment in America : a Reference Handbook

Uniform Crime Reports for the United States

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Databases

Academic Search Complete is a mult-disciplinary database that provides access to information in both popular and academic formats.

Electronic Journal Center is a good source for scholarly articles relating to Criminal Justice and Forensic Science.

Legal Collection an Ebsco database that indexes and provides abstracts as well as full text articles on both legal and law enforcement topics.

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Web Sites

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (http://www.aafs.org/) "Professional society dedicated to the application of science and law."

American Board of Criminalists (http://www.criminalistics.com) " is composed of regional and national organizations which represent forensic scientists...The representatives from these organizations can answer any questions about the ABC, certification examinations, proficiency testing, and related issues."

Federal Bureau of Investigation (http://www.fbi.gov/) FBI website that provides information relevant to the fields of law enformation and forensics.

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin) Featured articles, full-text achive available online.

Justice Technology Information Network: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (http://www.justnet.org/Pages/home.aspx) provides access to the latest news and research findings related to law enforcement technology.

National Criminal Justice Reference Services (http://www.ncjrs.gov/) "NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide."

Ohio Department of Corrections (http://www.drc.ohio.gov/) government website for the Ohio corrections program that contains current news, facilities information, programs and resources.

Ohio Municipal Codes (http://www.conwaygreene.com/Databases.htm) Website for selected municipal codes in Ohio. Created by Conway Greene, an online information company.

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) (http://ocjs.ohio.gov/) is "the lead criminal justice planning agency for the state. Through its research, technology, grants administration and programmatic initiatives, OCJS serves agencies and communities committed to reducing and preventing crime across Ohio."

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services: Crime Statistics and Crime Reports (http://ocjs.ohio.gov/crime_stats_reports.stm) resource for Ohio crime statistics.

Ohio Revised Code & Administrative Code (http://codes.ohio.gov/ ) Website for Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code, provided by LAWriter.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/index.html) "brings together data from more than 200 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. It has been compiled by the Utilization of Criminal Justice Statistics Project since 1973 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics."

US Department of Justice: Bureau of Statistics (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/) Federal Government resource for law enforcement and crime statistics.

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