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Criminal Justice

A general guide to Criminal Justice research for the Rosemont College community.


Welcome to the Criminal Justice Guide! In this guide you'll find resources to help you in your criminal justice courses.

Suggested key terms

  • Accused
  • Acquittal
  • Bail/bond
  • Bench Trial
  • Case law
  • Crime
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hearsay
  • Police
  • Racial profiling
  • Victims Services Advocate
  • Warrant

Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries and other reference books can be a great place to start your research. They will:

  • Give you the background information you need to start researching unfamiliar concepts
  • Help you to narrow your topic down to a manageable research question
  • Provide fast, reliable sources for definitions, facts, and statistics.

The following featured books are included in the Kistler Library's collection. EBooks will link directly to their source (login may be required).

Follow these links to search additional eBooks online:

Use the following multi-subject and subject-specific databases to search for detailed research articles on your topic. Login required for off-campus access. Click here for the full list of Rosemont's electronic databases.

Looking for specific articles on a topic? Visit our Electronic Databases page and search the resources listed there.

Federal Agencies:

Professional and Non-Profit Organizations: