Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Australian Federal Police Digest (AFPD) (Informit)


    Australian bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on policing, criminology, law enforcement and related fields.

    Subject coverage includes policing, criminology, law enforcement, law, management, occupational health and safety, and social sciences.

    Source documents include selected Australian and overseas journals, conference papers and chapters of some books.

    Link: Australian Federal Police Digest (AFPD)

    Coverage: 1991+

  • Australian Institute of Criminology (Australian Government)


    Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.  Undertakes and communicates evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.

    Research activities fall into two main categories:

    National monitoring programs:

    Covers homicide, firearms theft, armed robbery, drug use, deaths in custody, police custody, juveniles in detention, fraud against the Commonwealth, anti-money laundering and human trafficking.

    Crime and justice projects:

    Recent crime and justice projects cover topics such as violent crime, drugs, transnational and organised crime, economic and high tech crime, the criminal justice system, and capacity building.


    Link: Australian Institute of Criminology (free online)

  • CINCH (Informit)


    Australasian bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on all aspects of crime and criminal justice.

    Subject coverage includes all aspects of crime and criminal justice including corrections, crime, crime prevention, criminal law, criminology, juvenile justice, law enforcement, police and victims of crime.

    Source documents include journal articles, monographs, monograph chapters, conference papers, government documents, book reviews and theses.  Statistical publications in serial form such as annual statistical reviews are gradually being added to the database.

    Link: Australian Criminology Database – CINCH

    Coverage: 1968+

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)


    Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology.

    Coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.

    Link: Criminal Justice Abstracts

  • Criminology (Oxford Bibliographies Online)


    The Criminology Bibliography combines features of a high-level encyclopedia and a traditional bibliography in a style tailored to meet the needs of online researchers. Each article, written and reviewed by top scholars in the field, is rich with citations and annotations, expert recommendations, and narrative pathways to the most important works for virtually all areas of criminology.

    Link: Oxford Bibliographies: Criminology

  • Criminology Research Guide (Uni Melb)


    Draws together useful subscription databases, websites, news sources, and other formats.

    List of useful databases

    Useful websites

    Link: Criminology Research Guide (free online)

  • DRUG Database (Informit)


    Bibliographic database that indexes articles from published and unpublished material on the psychosocial aspects of substance abuse.

    Link: Drug Database – DRUG

    Coverage: 1974+

  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (ProQuest)


    Covers literature related to research, policy and practice in criminal and juvenile justice and drug control.

    Contains summaries of over 200,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research.

    Excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes.

    Subject coverage includes: Alternatives to incarceration; Corrections; Crime deterrence and prevention; Criminal justice statistics; Drug policy; Juvenile justice; Law enforcement; Police training; Probation and parole; Victims of crime.

    Link: National Criminal Justice Reference Servic Abstracts

  • World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network (WCJLN) (Rutgers University)


    Gateway site sharing services and criminal justice information.

    Includes the following resources:

    Criminal Justice Links Annotated: Links to criminal justice agencies, institutes, or organizations of each country.  Categories include administration of justice, correction, law and the courts, police and law enforcement, etc.

    Statistical Resources: Links to crime statistics and other criminal justice reports published by agencies, institutes, or organizations of each country.  Categories include administration of justice, correction, law and the courts, police and law enforcement, etc.

    Bibliographies: Topic-based list of bibliographies.

    Periodicals/Databases: Lists relevant periodicals and databases.

    Link: World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network (free online)