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Criminal Justice, Law, and Political Science

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Criminal Justice

9/11 Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
Aims to "present to the reader a comprehensive look at all aspects of September 11" including coverage of the people, events, timeline, aftermath, and even the various conspiracy theories. Some primary documents are also included.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides comprehensive coverage of "concepts and theories; correction; law; crimes; methods and statistics; national surveys; organizations; police science; and social and cultural context." An electronic version of the 4 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides essays on cutting-edge research as well as concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Topics include contexts and concepts in criminological theory, the social construction of crime, policy implications of theory, diversity and intercultural contexts, conflict theory, rational choice theories, conservative criminology, feminist theory, and more."

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse [Rutgers Restricted]
"Although this volume is focused on domestic abuse, entries cover topics relevant to broader human rights issues that disproportionately impact women."

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity [Rutgers Restricted]
"Spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity. It also delves into depictions and manifestations of the phenomenon, such as propaganda, sociological and philosophical explanations, literature and film." Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides information "about different forms of interpersonal violence, their incidence and prevalence, theoretical explanations, public policy initiatives, and prevention and intervention strategies." Electronic version of the two volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and real-world practices of juvenile justice in the United States. The entries address a broad range of issues and topics, such as alcohol and drug abuse, arson, the death penalty for juveniles, computer and Internet crime, gun violence, gangs, missing children, school violence, teen pregnancy, and delinquency theories." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime [Rutgers Restricted]
Broad coverage of issues "from the types of murder and violent crime and infamous perpetrators to motivation, profiling, deterrence, investigation, and punishment" with "contributors in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and anthropology." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities [Rutgers Restricted]
"Contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, and detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States. Comparative data and examples are employed to analyze the American system within an international context." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Race and Crime [Rutgers Restricted]
"A comprehensive compilation of relevant facts and information on topics related to race and crime and the crime and justice experiences of racial/ethnic groups in the United States."

Encyclopedia of Sexual Violence and Abuse [Rutgers Restricted]
An online version of the print Sexual Violence and Abuse: an Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery, this encyclopedia covers "a wide range of topics ranging from understanding how sexual violence and abuse is defined to how it affects victims, perpetrators, and communities. The encyclopedia also includes information on how to become involved as well as further references (books and articles) and websites for additional information."

Encyclopedia of Terrorism [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism. Up-to-date and timely, the articles cover such topics as Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, jihad, Zacarias Moussaoui, and suicide bombers." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime & Justice [Rutgers Restricted]
"Addresses the justice aspect as well as the criminal side of the equation. Not only does it define, describe, and chart the crimes and criminal activity; it also includes significant coverage of the policing of those crimes and their prosecution within domestic and international court systems."

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. Covers topics such as arms control, peace movements, child abuse, folklore, terrorism and political assassinations."

Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime [Rutgers Restricted]
"Gathers history, definitions, examples, investigation, prosecution, assessments, challenges, and projections into" a single reference work. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
"A regularly updated electronic database focusing on massacres and genocides of the 20th century. Resources provided include chronological indexes, case studies, analytical contributions on socio-political violence in a given country, a glossary of the terms most often used in the field of genocide studies as well as theoretical papers written by the most representative authors in the field."

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides straightforward and definitive overviews of nearly 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its more modern outgrowths."

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems [Rutgers Restricted]
"Describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe." Electronic version of the 2 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.


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Law

American Jurisprudence 2d [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "all fields of American law —- state and federal, civil and criminal, substantive and procedural." Part of Westlaw Campus Research.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides comprehensive coverage of "concepts and theories; correction; law; crimes; methods and statistics; national surveys; organizations; police science; and social and cultural context." An electronic version of the 4 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Education Law [Rutgers Restricted]
"Entries cover a number of essential topics, including the following: key cases in education law, including both case summaries and topical overviews; Constitutional issues; key concepts, theories, and legal principles; key statutes; treaties (e.g., the Universal Declaration On Human Rights); curricular issues; educational equity; governance; rights of students and teachers; technology; biographies; and organizations."

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
Written for the layperson, the encyclopedia is arranged alphabetically by broad subject categories and presents in-depth treatments of topics such as consumer issues, education, family, immigration, real estate, and retirement. Based on the Thomson Gale print publication, Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law.

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and real-world practices of juvenile justice in the United States. The entries address a broad range of issues and topics, such as alcohol and drug abuse, arson, the death penalty for juveniles, computer and Internet crime, gun violence, gangs, missing children, school violence, teen pregnancy, and delinquency theories." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
A survey of law & economics literature, with each entry containing two elements: a review of the literature written by an authority in the field, and a bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers eleven broad subject areas: Cases in Higher Education Law; Concepts, Theories, and Legal Principles; Constitutional Rights and Issues; Faculty Rights; Governance and Finance; Organizations and Institutions; Primary Sources: Excerpts From Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases; Religion and Freedom of Speech; Statutes; Student Rights and Welfare; and Technology.

Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global Perspectives [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides international treatment of the field with "interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics." Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes "entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics" with reference to the related field of criminal justice. Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution [Rutgers Restricted]
"Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court." 2nd edition.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law [Rutgers Restricted]
An electronic version of the thirteen-volume 2nd edition providing current information on more than 5,000 legal topics including important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more.

Wex
A collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems [Rutgers Restricted]
"Describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe." Electronic version of the 2 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Zimmerman's Research Guide: An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers
Provides a browseable alphabetic listing of legal terms and concepts with links to suggested sources for researching the topic. The guide is also searchable by keyword and phrase.


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Political Science

Class in America: An Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
Looks "at class from a variety of traditional perspectives: economic, historical, and sociological." "The 525 signed entries each end with a Suggested Reading section, for those interested in further research. A Bibliographical Essay can be found at the end of Volume 3."

Colonialism: an International, Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
"This encyclopedia specifically sets out to treat cultural concepts and intellectual ideas as crucial to an understanding of colonialism in the modern world." Many entries "deal with the geographic dimensions of colonialism, including the places that came to be dominated by foreign societies as well as the national expressions of colonialism by various primarily (but not exclusively) European empires."

Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History [Rutgers Restricted]
"An abridged version of The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History." "Provides comprehensive coverage of both the traditional topics of U.S. political history and the broader forces that shape American politics--including economics, religion, social movements, race, class, and gender."

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy [Rutgers Restricted]
Electronic version of the 3 volume resource containing "essays by subject experts on concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology."

Encyclopedia of American Urban History [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology."

Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief [Rutgers Restricted]
"This encyclopedia covers response to disasters around the world, from governments to NGOs, from charities to politics, from refugees to health, and from economics to international relations, covering issues in both historical and contemporary context. The volumes include information relevant to students of sociology, national security, economics, health sciences, political science, emergency preparedness, history, agriculture, and many other subjects."

Encyclopedia of Espionage - Intelligence and Security [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive, subject specific guide to the history, uses, scientific principles, and technologies of espionage, intelligence, and security, with special emphasis placed on the current ethical, legal, and social issues." A freely accessible version of this 3 volume set is also available.

Encyclopedia of Governance [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of Political Science, Public Administration, Political Economy, and Sociology." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research [Rutgers Restricted]
Multidisciplinary coverage "including areas such as health administration, health economics, medicine, medical sociology, political science, public policy, and public health."

Encyclopedia of Human Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
This electronic version of the multidisciplinary print resource covers cartography/geographical information systems, economic geography, geographic theory and history, political geography, social/cultural geography, and urban geography.

Encyclopedia of Libertarianism [Rutgers Restricted]
"Each entry provides an introduction to a topic or policy question relevant to libertarianism or a biography of a person who has had an impact on libertarianism." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Political Communication [Rutgers Restricted]
Povides interdisciplinary coverage of "the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualizations." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Political Theory [Rutgers Restricted]
"Examines the ideas of the major political theorists from before Plato to our own times: the main schools of political thought; the concepts and issues that have captured the imagination and attention of political theorists; and some of the main institutions and practices inspired by political thought."

Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and The Right [Rutgers Restricted]
"Articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1), and those considered on the right in the right-hand volume (Volume 2)." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Power [Rutgers Restricted]
"With comprehensive coverage of the use of power in the social sciences, the encyclopedia serves as a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex ways in which power has been used. It also provides a reference for debates central to the issues of power in different contexts and for related topics, showing how these disparate topics are related to power."

Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior [Rutgers Restricted]
"Focuses on American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior but also provides a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of United States National Security [Rutgers Restricted]
"In addition to presenting historical facts and analyses of weapons systems, treaties, and international conflicts, it is designed to also provide a comprehensive introduction to some of the more complicated and abstract questions concerning world politics and national security."

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes important work and traditions from each of the urban disciplines, including urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban psychology, and urban sociology."

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. Covers topics such as arms control, peace movements, child abuse, folklore, terrorism and political assassinations."

Government - Politics - and Protest: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

Green Politics: An A-to-Z Guide [Rutgers Restricted]
"This collection of entries comprises some of the essential concepts, actors, institutions, and processes in green politics today. It draws on several academic arenas from economics and political science to political ecology and sociology, and focuses on a range of green issues from industrial pollution to indigenous rights." Part of the Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future series.

History in Dispute [Rutgers Restricted]
"Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe."

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

International Encyclopedia of Political Science [Rutgers Restricted]
"Aims to give a comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing the theoretical and cultural pluralism of the approaches and including findings from all parts of the world. The eight volumes of the encyclopedia cover every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations."

SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
Combines and compares "terminology in nine separate social and behavioral science disciplines: communication, economics, education, geography, media studies, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology."

21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook [Rutgers Restricted]
"Divided into six major parts: 1) General Approaches of Political Science; 2) Comparative Politics; 3) International Relations; 4) Political Science Methodology; 5) Political Thought; and 6) American Politics. A section on identity politics includes chapters on topics such as Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Gender and Politics; Religion and Politics; and LGBT Issues/ Queer Theory."