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A guide for finding resources on Criminal Justice in the ACC Libraries and on the Internet

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Criminal justice research is important for success in the field, safety, and longevity.

There are several types of information available to Criminal Justice students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:

Reference Works This covers encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical information, and biographical sketches.
Books and Media
You can find a good selection of criminal justice books and media that provide detailed information on current criminal justice and law enforcement practice and techniques, as well as historical information, prominent figures in criminal justice and their work, and criminal justice theory.
Articles Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are a good source for recent developments in the field of criminal justice. You can find technical tips, current trends, and product reviews, as well as the work of practicing criminal justice professionals published in major newspapers, magazines, and journals. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.
Web Sites The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources, professional organizations, and on-line criminal justice magazines.

Use the tabs above to get more information.

Criminal Justice Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. 

Miranda Warnings/Rights App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Miranda Warnings/Rights-designed as a quick reference to assist law enforcement and security officers in mirandizing suspects. (Android)

PoliceOne App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
PoliceOne-Includes breaking police news, videos, expert columnist articles, tactical tips and other relevant information. (iOS

My Police Department App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
My Police Department-Law enforcement agencies using this app are offering citizens the ability to report anonymous crime tips, commend a police officer, submit feedback to your police, ask questions, and more. (iOS)

Forensics Guide App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Forensics Guide-This Forensics Guide is a comprehensive A to Z glossary of terms, all having to do with Forensic Science. (Android)

US Cop App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
US Cop-An app for police officers that includes accident investigation formulas; brake efficiency; narrative templates; different tire size speed calculator; LiDAR test instructions; Warrant PUR guidelines; Pill identifier; DEA drug schedule; DEA chemical list; pills of abuse photos; NADDI pharmaceutical drugs of abuse pamphlets; commonly abused prescription drug pics and much more. (Android)


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