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A guide for Criminal Justice classes to research resources related to the subject of corrections.
Last Updated: Oct 1, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Corrections & Prisons Print Page

Correction Resources - ONLINE


Corrections Resources - PRINT


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Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities - Mary Bosworth (Editor)
Call Number: ref HV9471.E427 2005
ISBN: 076192731X
Publication Date: 2004-12-15

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Encyclopedia of American Prisons - edited by Carl Sifakis
Call Number: ref HV9471 .S54 2003

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Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice - Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P. Williams III, editors
Call Number: ref HV9104 .E58 2003
"As a reference work, this encyclopedia seeks to provide an accurate and readable resource for students of juvenile justice, criminology, and criminal justice."


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.

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Criminal Justice 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.

  • Academic Search Premier (Ebscohost)
    One of the largest academic databases covering many fields.
  • NCJRS abstracts database (Criminal Justice)
    Do not use QUOTES when searching NCJRS.
    NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index (ProQuest)
    ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index™ is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database includes abstract and indexing for 240 titles, with more than 80 available in full-text.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (Ebscohost)
    Contains comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines. 1968-Current.
  • SAGE PREMIER (Formerly Criminology Full-Text)
    Includes the full-text of 24 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 86 years, encompassing over 20,400 articles. Previously known as -
    Criminology: A SAGE full-text collection
  • Web of Science / Web of Knowledge
    A great interdisciplinary database to find good research. Look for the FIND IT button to get to the full-text!

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.


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