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Important notice about the NCJRS Virtual Library collection!

On October 1, 2014, the NCJRS Virtual Library began to focus primarily on the collection of informational materials and resources produced, funded, and/or sponsored by the bureaus and offices of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP). All materials housed in the NCJRS Virtual Library prior to October 2014 will remain searchable in the Abstracts Database and accessible through Virtual Library services. Due in part to these changes, NCJRS will be expanding the scope of the Virtual Library in other areas, including collaborative efforts with public and private libraries, consortia, and repositories designed to increase and expand access to both published and unpublished criminal justice information.

About the NCJRS Abstracts Database

The NCJRS Abstracts Database is the NCJRS Virtual Library’s collection catalog. The Database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of all the resources housed in the NCJRS Virtual Library, including: Federal, State, and local government reports; books; research reports; journal articles; and unpublished research. Subject areas include: corrections, courts, drugs, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, and victims.

Our collection statement details the acquisitions plan for documents added to the collection. All of the items presented in the Database are available from the NCJRS Virtual Library; visit our Obtain Documents page to learn how to access specific publications.

Opinions or points of view expressed in the documents are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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