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Criminal Justice Resources: Introduction


Welcome to the Criminal Justice Resources Research Guide. Here you will find general information about locating resources on Criminal Justice in  both in the MSU Libraries and beyond. Note the many tabs at the top of the page. Click on the appropriate tab for more information.

The Criminal Justice Resources Library Guide page is a later reincarnation of the prior Criminal Justice Resources Web Page.  Not everything has been migrated over to the new page so you may want to visit there as well..

Ask a Librarian


Try the MSU Library Ask a Librarian Service available via chat, IM, email, phone, and in person at the reference desk.

What is Criminal Justice?

Criminal Justice wikipedia entry.

Criminal Justice entry from Encyclopaeda Britannica.

Criminal Justice at MSU

For more information about the MSU School of Criminal Justice, visit the departmental web site

Director's Message (Mary Finn)

Faculty and staff

MSU School of Criminal Justice Facebook Page

School History

The History of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University 1935-1963 : A Master of Science thesis by Wilbur Lewis Rykert, MSU School of Criminal Justice, 1985.

Criminal Justice Schools Around the Country

All Criminal Justice Schools : provides a directory of accredited justice programs around the country, plus articles of interest to those thinking of pursuing a career in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Schools in the United States of America : Provides web links to schools and departments within a university that offer criminal justice as a program.


Associations Unlimited.  Looking for criminal justice associations?  MSU faculty and staff can search this database.  There are currently 86 listed under the crime subject descriptor; 336 listed under Criminal Justice; 96 under Criminal Law; and 17 under Criminology.  If you search using the free text box you can find more.

American Sociological Association Teaching Resources and Innovations Library (TRAILS) - The cost of a subscription to TRAILS is $25.00 for ASA members and $100.00 for non-members.  Includes sections on criminal justice and criminology/delinquency.

Video Lectures on Criminology.

Crime: The Real Internet Security Problem : Google TechTalks, January 24, 2006, Phillip Hallam-Baker. Internet Crime is a serious and growing problem. Phishing, Advance Fee and Consumer fraud continue to grow at alarming rates. Internet crime is a business that makes huge profits for some. But despite the fact that security has regularly polled as almost every type of Internet user's top priority over the past ten years, almost none of the security mechanisms developed in response are effectively controlling Internet crime. (58:19)

Black Women and the Criminal Justice System.  Part of the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies (CBFS) series which will feature experts that will explore the menace of white terror and criminal injustice against the black community in general and black women in particular. CBFS is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). @SchomburgCenter @SchomburgCBFS #BlkWomenJustice SPEAKER BIOS Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016), an examination of the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social justice movement, #BlackLivesMatter, in response to police violence in the United States. Dr. Taylor’s research examines race and public policy, including American housing policies. She is currently working on a manuscript titled Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s, which looks at the federal government's promotion of single-family homeownership in black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s. Taylor was the Chancellor’s postdoctoral research associate in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013-2014. Taylor received her PhD from the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University in 2013. Keisha N. Blain is a historian of the 20th century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research interests include black internationalism, radical politics, and global feminisms. She completed a PhD in History from Princeton University in 2014. Blain published The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence. She is currently completing her first book, Contesting the Global Color Line: Black Women, Nationalist Politics, and Internationalism. The book analyzes an array of primary sources to uncover the crucial role women played in building black nationalist and internationalist protest movements in the United States and other parts of the African Diaspora from the early twentieth century to the 1950s. Sarah Haley is the Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her PhD and M.A in African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. Haley published No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.

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