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Criminal Justice

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Guide Notes:
The information in this guide is not to be considered a substitute for professional legal advice.

Sub-Fields:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law
  • Social Welfare
  • Forensic Science

Subject Keywords:
alternatives to imprisonment, criminal justice, crime prevention, criminals, forensic science, recidivism, sentencing in criminal proceedings, victims of crime, community policing, law enforcement, domestic violence, police misconduct

LoC Classifications:

  • HV - Social Welfare & Criminology
  • HV6001-7220 - Criminology
  • HV7231-9960 - Criminal Justice Administration
  • K - Law 
  • KF - Law - United States
  • KFN - Law - Nevada

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Professional Associations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a multidisciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.

American Society of Criminology
The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.


National Criminal Justice Association
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, non-partisan, member association dedicated to assisting criminal justice agencies in the development and implementation of effective criminal justice policy.