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Criminal & Community Justice: Researching in Criminal Justice

This is a research guide for students and faculty in Viterbo's Criminal & Community Justice program.

Need to develop your idea?

If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I need to know?

As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of our reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, an what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.

Books, E-books, DVDs, Audiobooks, Articles

Click on the New Criminal Justice Resources tab above to see what is new in your library  OR search the Viterbo Library online catalog to find resources available to you. 

How to use this guide

Welcome to the Criminal & Community Justice Resources Research Guide. Here you will find general information about locating resources on Criminal Justice at the Viterbo Library and beyond. You will also find how-to tutorials to guide you through your research and databases we suggest you use to find academic journal articles and information.  Note the different tabs at the top of the page. Click on the appropriate tab for more information.

 If you are still developing your topic, consider finding inspiration in the resources provided in the "Need to develop your idea?" box.

Click the "How do I...?" tab at the top to access general how-to handouts and videos to help you research at the Viterbo University library.


Criminal Justice Databases



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Pam Newberg
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Todd Wehr Memorial Library

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Criminal Justice Statistical Sources