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Corrections: Corrections & Prisons

A guide for Criminal Justice classes to research resources related to the subject of corrections.

Correction Resources - ONLINE

Corrections Resources - PRINT


Journal: The Prison Journal

Links to the most recent articles in the journal: The Prison Journal

The Prison Journal advances theory, research, policy and practice. The journal also enhances the knowledge of correctional-systems practitioners and scholars by providing descriptive and evaluative accounts of innovative programmes and policies, state-of the-art surveys and reviews, and legal and historical analysis. Distinguished experts discuss emerging trends, innovations and developments in the rapidly changing world of corrections and alternative sentencing.

Click on the article title read abstract. Boise State students have access to this journal in full-text through the Library.


Top Recommended Databases

Below are links to online resources available through the Albertsons Library. Use these resources to locate journal articles and resource citations for Criminal Justice related topics.

Look for the  button to link out to possible full-text access to the articles you find.

Additional Databases

These resources may be of interest as you research Corrections...

Idaho State Historical Society


The Idaho State Historical Society holds inmate files from 1864-1975. The index is available online,  and includes curriculum materials, mug shots, crimes, and sentences, parole, correspondence, prison issues and more!


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Electronic Book

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems

[electronic resource] / George Thomas Kurian, editor.    Providing both statistical and analytical information, the Encyclopedia features scholarly analysis by qualified authorities about law enforcement organizations in a user-friendly, alphabetical arrangement. Articles about law enforcement in specific countries are accompanied by historical and thematic overviews -- including discussions about ethics; conduct; prison history and juvenile crime -- that provide further context and ideas for study.