Friday, September 28, 2012

Online reference works in Criminal Justice

New eBooks added  to the Gale Virtual Reference Library will be of interest to students of criminal justice: Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library (2005), Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Resources (2006) and the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems (2007).

The Reference Library traces the development of the American criminal justice system from the colonial period to the present, including such topics as juvenile justice, white-collar crime, organized crime, and more. The Primary Resources cover social issues from the 19th - 21st centuries with speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and more. The World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems describes law enforcement and correctional systems in 195+ countries.

These and other titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library are part of the Tennessee Electronic Library, provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives and TennShare.

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