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CJ 223 - White Collar Crime


The following guide is intended to provide an overview of some of the resources available in the library and online for white collar crime. For further research assistance, please take advantage of the reference services available to you in the Geisel Library. Stop by the Reference Desk in person or online at Ask Reference.


Reference Sources For Background Information

Reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number in the reference stacks near the reference desk. They may not be checked out, but photocopiers are available on the Lower Level of the Library.

National Criminal Justice Thesaurus
     Ready REF Z 695.1 .C84 U54 (print version)

Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime
     Ref HV 6768 .E63
Sections of the book available online:  Introduction, including a brief history of white-collar crime      Reader's Guide     Timeline      Sample entries

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice
     Ref HV 6017 .E52 (print version)
Contains entries on white collar crime, corporate criminal responsibility, anti-trust offenses, economic crime, and more.

Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior
     Ref HV 6017 .E53 v.1-4
See Volume 2: Crime modes: business and commercial crime

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics
     Ref BJ63 .A66
Includes a number of relevant entries, including whistle-blowing, corporations-environmental compliance, and business ethics-corporate responsibility. See an online list of Business and Economics Ethics topics.


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Finding Journal Articles

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Criminal Justice/Sociology

Criminal Justice Abstracts
Search here for titles of articles and books in criminal justice, including these areas: crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. Coverage also includes governmental and non-governmental reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines. (1968–current)

NCJRS Abstracts
Use this database, one of the largest related to criminal and juvenile justice, to find citations to texts on criminal and juvenile justice, forensic technology, and drug policy and related fields. There are summaries of more than 150,000 publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and more. (1970-current)

NCJRS Virtual Library
Find links to more than 1,200 full-text criminal justice publications provided by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Use a keyword search or browse the topical index. Also, search the Questions & Answers section to access hundreds of answers related to juvenile and criminal justice, victim assistance, and drug policy.

This sociology database provides full text from journals, books, monographs, and conference papers. Coverage is of all subdisciplines of sociology, including criminal justice, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, social psychology, urban studies, and more. (Coverage varies with publication; with some, it goes back to 1895.)

Business Ethics

Academic Search Premier
This is a great index for finding articles dealing with business ethics. For example, a search statement such as "affirmative action and (ethic* or moral)" would return several full-text articles, many of which are scholarly.

Business Source Premier
Another full-text database with good coverage of business ethics.

Philosopher's Index
The premier international resource in philosophy, this database contains over 160,000 citations with abstracts to journal articles as well as books. (1940-present)  Journal List (PDF/72KB)

Law Reviews/Legal Information

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Find legal news, law reviews, case law, and codes and regulations using the "Legal Research" category.

Westlaw Campus
Westlaw Campus provides access to the complete laws and statutes of the federal government and all 50 states, all federal regulations published in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, and current and archived articles from hundreds of law reviews and journals. Westlaw Campus also includes the major law reference works American Jurisprudence and American Law Reports, which offer authoritative, encyclopedic discussions of legal issues. Use the KeySearch feature to locate materials by subject, such as Employment Law, OSHA, or Criminal Justice, Particular Crimes, Embezzlement.


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Selected Websites

Searching the World Wide Web can yield a vast amount of information, but in terms of quality and reliability, your results may be uneven at best. The ease and speed with which individuals can publish information on the web, regardless of accuracy or quality, makes it imperative that when doing research on the web you know how to evaluate the information you find.

Administrative Law (from LII at Cornell)
Provides an overview of administrative law (regulations) and links to statutes, judicial decisions, and other Internet resources.

Business Ethics
Created and maintained by Sharon Stoerger, MBA, MLS. A useful resource guide for undergraduate students. Contains articles, case studies, corporate codes of ethics and more.

Civil Procedure (from LII at Cornell)
Provides an overview of civil procedure and links to statutes, judicial decisions, and other Internet resources.

FBI - White-Collar Crime
Describes the FBI programs to fight white-collar crime as well as links to recent cases in the news.

Fighting Corporate and Government Wrongdoing: A Research Guide to International and U.S. Federal Laws on White-Collar Crime and Corruption (from LLRX)
An online article by Kumar Percy.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

Government Accountability Project
"The nation's leading whistleblower organization"

International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)
See the link for Organized Crime Links

Office for Victims of Crime: White Collar Crime

Organized Crime in North America and the World: A Bibliography

SEC Division of Enforcement

Topic: White Collar Crime (from NCJRS)
A list of full-text publications for the Department of Justice related to white-collar crime.

United States Secret Service: Financial Crimes Division

White-Collar Crime (from LII at Cornell)
Provides an overview of white-collar crime and links to statutes, judicial decisions, and other Internet resources.


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About WebBridge and Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan just got easier! The library has recently installed new software called WebBridge. WebBridge will let you know whether we own an item in electronic or print form. Click the WebBridge button and look for links to the item's full-text or to our catalog. If we don't have access to the item, WebBridge automatically completes an interlibrary loan form for you. No more copy/pasting data elements from a citation to an ILL form.

Please read the WebBridge info carefully. If the book or article is available locally, you will not be able to obtain it through
Interlibrary Loan.


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APA Format

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guides
A copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is located on the library's Ready Reference shelves (REF BF76.7 .P83 2001). For online guides to APA format, please check out the following:

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