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Criminal Justice Subject Guide: Learn More about Criminal Justice

Guide to researching Criminal Justice topics.

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Criminal Justice Expert Panels Texas A&M Justice Lab Begun in 2021, the expert panels survey leading criminologists for their opinions about what the reseearch suggests about best practices. The first surveys address the effectiveness of pretrial detention, increasing the number of police and gun violence prevention programs. The survey format does not have room for elaborate opinions. Some of the surveyed experts have published journal articles where they say more on the topic (Search Castleton One Search). 
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The social problems of Baltimore, aka Charm City, are the subject of several books in the Castleton collection. Although far away, Baltimore studies are relevant to other parts of the country. 

Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking (2022) Final Report

"The Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, established under Section 7221 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, was charged with examining aspects of the synthetic opioid threat to the United States—specifically, with developing a consensus on a strategic approach to combating the illegal flow of synthetic opioids into the United States."

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Selections from the Ebsco EBook Collection 

An incomplete list of governmental and non-governmental (NGO) organizations that produce criminal justice research. All of these organizations publish reports that are good sources for class papers. 

Criminal Justice News Sources