The Abstracts Database interface allows you to search summaries of more than 215,000 criminal justice publications contained in the NCJRS Library collection. The results of this search are abstracts or summaries of publications from a large variety of public and private sources. An extensive tutorial is available for the Abstracts Database and it is suggested that you review this to get the best search results.
The Justice Events search interface allows you to search for criminal and juvenile justice, substance abuse information, and victim assistance conferences, meetings, and other events. The Justice Events help page provides you with instructions on how to get the best results from your search.
The Advanced Thesaurus Search allows you to search the Abstracts Database using an extensive controlled vocabulary that is used to index contents in the Abstracts Database. A tutorial on the Thesaurus Term Search is available.
By clicking on one of the topics above you will have access to publications, related links, Q&A's,
CrimeSolutions.gov Program Profiles which provide a comprehensive review of effective programs relevant to the justice field, and events related to that topic. Also available on each topic page are a listing of related Spotlights if appropriate.
Once you click on a topic, a list of subtopics will be available. The subtopics provide more detailed breakdowns of available content.
For example, after clicking on Drugs, you will be able to select a subtopic from the navigation bar to further narrow your search. The subtopics for Drugs are:
Yes. Each topic heading (Corrections, Courts, Crime, etc.) provides a listing of other resources. For example, if you click on Corrections in the left-hand navigation bar on the NCJRS home page, you will then be able to view a list of Web links related to corrections.
The In the Spotlight online resources highlight criminal and juvenile justice, substance abuse information, and victim assistance topics of current interest. Each topic includes information on related statistics, legislation, publications, programs, training and technical assistance, and funding opportunities.