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Social Science electronic resources: Criminology

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Gateways and Portals

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Police Services of the UK Official list of police forces and police related organisations.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Bibliographic Databases

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Australian Criminology Database Australian Criminology Database (CINCH), produced by the Australian Institute of Criminology, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on all aspects of crime and criminal justice from 1968 onwards.  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.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Criminal Justice Abstracts Indexes journal articles, books and reports from 1968 on all aspects criminology and criminal justice, including crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, police, courts and punishment.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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UNICRI Documentation Centre United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute site includes a bibliographic database covering prevention and control of criminality and deviance and related social problems such as drug abuse and a World Directory of Criminological Resources covering more than 470 institutes in some 70 countries.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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UK Government Sites

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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary Full text of annual reports from 1998/99 and of selected thematic reports.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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HM Inspectorate of Prisons Includes full text of inspection reports from 1998, of thematic reports and of the organisation’s annual report.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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HM Inspectorate of Probation Includes full text of institution inspection reports, thematic reports and the organisation’s annual report.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Home Office The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • Research at Home Office Research and analysis covers the following areas: alcohol, crime, counter terrorism, drugs, crime, migration and policing.
    This site is freely available on the Internet.
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  • Statistics at Home Office Publishes statistics in the form of commentary, tables and data on alcohol licensing, animals in science, crime, counter terrorism, drug use, migration and policing.
    This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Independent Police Complaints Commission Access to archive of reports, and information about how to complain.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Ministry of Justice The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the courts, prisons, probation, criminal law and sentencing. It was created on 9 May 2007..
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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National Offender Management Service NOMS is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice, bringing together the headquarters of the Probation Service and HM Prison Service to enable more effective delivery of services. The website offers access to a directory of prisons, prison and probation statistics, policy documents on NOMS reform, and corporate reports.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Prison Service Site offers access to full text of Prison Service Orders and Prison Service Instructions, and statistical information.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Organisations

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British Society of Criminology Britain’s major criminological society. Website gives society news and administrative details, a directory of links and access to their web journal British Criminology Conferences: Selected Proceedings.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy The Centre is based at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia. The website contains publications, occasional papers and reports online.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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NACRO Publications catalogue and full text of information briefings.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Electronic Journals

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British Criminology Conferences: Selected Proceedings The BSC web-based journal of proceedings from annual criminology conferences from 1998
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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