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CJS-1001 Criminal Justice Research

Professor George Petersen, Spring 2020

Welcome to your CJS-1001 Library Course Guide!

Criminal Justice System Flowchart describing the sequence of events in the criminal justice system.
Available from Bureau of Justice Statistics. A Text-Only Version is also provided.
This image is a work of a United States Department of Justice employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain (17 U.S.C. § 101 and 105).

The Prison Fellowship also offers a nice flowchart graphic for Understanding the Criminal Justice System.

Sites for Background Information

Get the basic facts about your criminal case; it will help you determine which sites and databases will be most likely to have relevant material.

FBI: Famous Cases & Criminals Infamous Serial Killers
Crime Museum: Crime Library
Famous Trials