Criminal Justice Abstracts, the criminology database from SAGE Publications, contains comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines.
Prepared in co-operation with the Criminal Justice Collection of Rutgers University Library, Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice. Major areas of coverage include: Behavioral Science, Economic & Political Sciences, Education, Law, Psychology, Social Work, and Substance Abuse.
The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 210,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.
Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with several thousand full-text periodicals, most of which are peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for many more journals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
This resource is partially funded by MOREnet, the Missouri Research and Education Network.
JSTOR contains articles and books, usually at least 3-5 years old, from scholarly sources. For more recent material, use Discover@UMSL or another individual databases.
** In response to the COVID pandemic JSTOR granted free access to an extended list of journals until June 30, 2023. **
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Books at JSTOR (50,000+ titles)
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Researchers and students may also be interested in JSTOR's Data for Research beta site, a free, self-service tool that allows computer scientists, digital humanists, and other researchers to select and interact with JSTOR content. The Data for Research site contains a set of web-based tools, including:
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ScienceDirect is Elsevier's primary publishing platform for journals and books. Access to the Freedom Collection ended January 1, 2021. However, we subscribe to many individual journals. Please use Interlibrary Loan for items UMSL does not subscribe to.
From the web site: "Missouri’s state law requires that all peace officers in the state report specific information including a driver’s race for each vehicle stop made in the state. Law enforcement agencies are required to turn in the data to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General is required to compile the data and report to the Governor." This database covers stops made from 2000 to 2016 by county.
Reports are preliminary information relating to motor vehicle crashes investigated by the State Highway Patrol. (Crashes investigated by agencies outside the MO State Highway Patrol are not included.) They are posted here automatically and remain online for 29 days. This site is hosted and maintained by the State Highway Patrol; reports are unofficial.
This HeinOnline collection brings together more than 500 titles dealing with the difficult and important topic of Gun Regulation and Legislation in America. Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to nearly 500 scholarly articles,* an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided. Research the National Firearms Act, the Miller and Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject.
* Most material is free. Scholarly law journals are not included in this specific database - search for them in other parts of HeinOnline or in the journal portal.
ProCon.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.
data.census.gov provides access to population, housing, economic and geographic data gathered by the United States Census Bureau. It provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data is drawn from several censuses and surveys. Older City & County Data Books (2007 and earlier)