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 Prince Henry Before Judge Gascoigne., Digital ID 834285, New York Public LibraryI have been intrigued by why and how people commit crimes since I was young. This interest led to me devouring true crime stories as a child and true crime TV shows as an adult. I also got a master's degree in forensic psychology, and I have interned in several jails. Below are some criminal justice libraries and museums that I found.

Special Libraries

from the Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, 40th ed., 2012

American Correctional Association - Anthony P. Travisono Library
4380 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, MD 20706-4322 USA
Founded: 1973. Staff: 1. Subjects: Corrections, correctional institutions, offenders, criminal justice. Special Collections: Yes. Publications: Yes.

American Jail Association Library
1135 Professional Ct.
Hagerstown, MD 21740-5853 USA
Founded: 1981. Staff: 13. Subjects: Jails, corrections, criminal justice.

Australia Ministry of Justice - Library Services
141 Saint Georges Terrace, 10th Fl.
Westralia Sq.
Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone: 61 8 92646105
Staff: Prof 1; Other 1. Subjects: Criminal justice, corrections, law, penology, social work. Electronic Resources: Yes.

Basque Institute of Criminology Library
Centro Carlos Santamaria Zentroa
Elhuyar plaza, 2
E-20013 San Sebastian, Spain
Phone: 34 943017484
Subjects: Criminology.

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Library
1225 Eye St. NW, Ste. 1100
Washington, DC 20005 USA
Founded: 1983. Staff: Prof 1. Subjects: Handgun violence, firearms litigation, accidental shootings, Second Amendment, gun control, children and guns, violence prevention. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.of the , Digital ID 834294, New York Public Library

British Columbia Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission - Forensic Psychiatric Services Resource Center
70 Colony Farm Rd.
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada V3C 5X9
Founded: 1986. Staff: 1. Subjects: Forensic psychiatry, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social sciences, criminology, forensic social work. Electronic Resources: Yes.

Canadian Police College Library
PO Box 8900
1 Sandridge Rd.
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1G 3J2
Founded: 1936. Staff: Prof 4; Other 6. Subjects: Police science, criminal justice, management, criminology, sociology. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Federal Libraries Coordination Secretariat (FCLS). Publications: Yes. Also Known As: CPC Library; Bibliotheque du CCP; Bibliotheque du College Canadien de Police; Royal Canadian Mounted Police Library; Bibliotheque de la Gendarmerie Royale du Canada.

European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control Affiliated with the United Nations Library
PO Box 444
FIN-00531 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: 358 10 3665280
Founded: 1990. Staff: 7. Subjects: Crime, criminal justice. Also Known As: Institut d'Europe pour la Prevention du Crime et la Lutte Contre la Delinquance Affile a l'Organization des Nations Unies.

Federal Judicial Center - Information Services Office
1 Columbus Cir., NE
Washington, DC 20002-8003 USA
Founded: 1968. Staff: Prof 2; Other 3. Subjects: Judicial administration, court management, civil and criminal procedure. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Publications: Yes.

Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre Library
PO Box 174
Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 4Y9
Founded: 1983. Subjects: Sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, violence against women, sexual harassment, women's issues.

Trial Of Political Prisoners In The Grand Special Criminal Court, At Naples., Digital ID 834304, New York Public LibraryGermany Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation Library
Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation
65173 Wiesbaden, Germany
Phone: 49 611 5512397.Fax: 49 611 5512379.
Founded: 1952. Staff: Prof 8. Subjects: Criminology, penal law, police law, natural sciences, administration, technology. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes. Also Known As: Bundeskriminalamt - Bibliothek.

Howard League for Penal Reform Library
1 Ardleigh Rd.
London N1 4HS, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 207 2497373
Staff: 10. Subjects: Penology, criminology. Publications: Yes.

Hungary National Institute of Criminology and Criminalistics Library
Maros u 6/a
Pf 41
H-1122 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: 36 1 3567282
Founded: 1960. Staff: Prof 1. Subjects: Criminology, criminalistics, crime prevention, criminal psychology. Also Known As: Orszagos Kriminologiai es Kriminalisztikai Intezet.

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy - David F. Allen Memorial Learning Resources Center
Box 313
Plainfield, IN 46168-0313 USA
Founded: 1975. Staff: Prof 1; Other 1. Subjects: Police science, law enforcement, criminology, weapons, drugs. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes. New City Prison., Digital ID 809446, New York Public Library

Institute of Forensic Research Library
ul Westerplatte 9
PL-31-033 Krakow, Poland
Phone: 48 12 4228755
Founded: 1929. Staff: Prof 2. Subjects: Toxicology, forensic chemistry, criminalistics, forensic psychology, forensic haemogemetics, road accident analysis. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Also Known As: Instytut Ekspertyz Sadowych - Biblioteka.

International Criminal Police Organization Library
200, quai Charles de Gaulle
F-69006 Lyon, France
Subjects: Police science, criminal law, forensic sciences.

Ireland Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform Library
94 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 6028359
Founded: 1998. Staff: 5. Subjects: Law - English, Irish; All-England Law Reports; Irish Law Reports; Halsbury's Law of England; Archbold Criminal Pleadings; Acts of the Oireachtas; British Acts; Dail and Seanad Debates; Statutory Instruments English, Irish.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of CUNY - Lloyd George Sealy Library
899 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10019 USA
Founded: 1965. Staff: Prof 12; Other 10. Subjects: Criminal justice, government, fire science, forensic science, forensic psychology, public administration, police science. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Publications: Yes.

Legal Aid Society - Central Library and Information Center
199 Water St.
New York, NY 10038 USA
Founded: 1876. Staff: Prof 3; Other 7. Subjects: Law - criminal, civil, juvenile rights; social services. Electronic Resources: Yes.

Magistrate in court., Digital ID 1561949, New York Public LibraryMoscow Institute for Legality, Law & Order Problems Library
2-ya Zvenigorodskaya, 15
Moscow, Russia
Phone: 7 95 2531341.Fax: 7 95 2565443.
Founded: 1963. Subjects: Law, crime, psychology.

National Association of Investigative Specialists Library
PO Box 82148
Austin, TX 78708 USA
Founded: 1984. Staff: 6. Subjects: Private investigation, social science, criminal law. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.

National Center for Computer Crime Data
1714 Brommer
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 USA
Founded: 1978. Staff: 4. Subjects: Computer crime, security, ethics. Special Collections: Yes.

National Center for Victims of Crime Library
2000 M St. NW, Ste. 480
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Founded: 1986. Staff: Prof 2. Subjects: Victims of violent crimes, legislation, national and local victim organizations, criminal justice, nonprofit Organization management. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.

National Crime Prevention Council Resource Center
2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ste. 901
Arlington, VA 22202-4801 USA
Subjects: Crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, youth, sexual abuse, sexual assault, gun control, domestic violence. Publications: Yes.

New York City -- Imprisoning Alleged Illegal Voters On Election-Day In United States Commissioner Davenport'S Cage, In The New Post-Office Building., Digital ID 801478, New York Public LibraryNational Sheriffs’ Association - Education and Resource Center
1450 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490 USA
Founded: 1940. Subjects: Law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice. Special Collections: Yes.

New York City Criminal Court Library
120 Schermerhorn St.
RM 509B
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Staff: Prof 1; Other 2. Subjects: Criminal law, family law, landlord tenant. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes.

New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner - Milton Helpern Library of Legal Medicine
455 1st Ave., Rm. 1200
New York, NY 10016 USA
Founded: 1962. Subjects: Legal medicine, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic serology, criminology, forensic immunology. Special Collections: Yes.

New York City Police Deparment - Training Resource Center Library
235 E. 20th St., Rm. 639
New York, NY 10003 USA
Founded: 1964. Subjects: Criminal justice, police science, law, social science, forensic science. Publications: Yes.

[Policeman Walking With Two Handcuffed Men, New York City.], Digital ID 806217, New York Public LibraryPennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Library
1101 S. Front St., Ste. 5600
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2522 USA
Founded: 1975. Staff: 1. Subjects: Criminal justice, psychology, sociology. Electronic Resources: Yes.

Prison Fellowship Information Center
44180 Riverside Pkwy.
Lansdowne, VA 20176 USA
703-478-0100 / 877-478-0100
Staff: Prof 1; Other 2. Subjects: Criminal justice and criminal justice reform, corrections, Christian theology and life. Electronic Resources: Yes.

Queensland Police Museum Library
GPO Box 1440
Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
Phone: 61 7 33646432
Founded: 1893. Staff: 5. Subjects: Queensland police history, policing, police administration, police education and training, public policy, criminology, law, social sciences. Publications: Yes.

Sri Lanka - Department of Prisons - Centre for Research and Training in Corrections Library
150 Baseline Rd.
Colombo 09, Sri Lanka
Phone: 94 11 4677177
Innocence Proclaimed., Digital ID 834315, New York Public LibraryFounded: 1978. Subjects: Criminology, sociology, psychology, management. Special Collections: Yes.

U.S. Dept. of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
320 1st St., NW
Bldg. 400, 3rd Fl.
Washington, DC 20534 USA
Founded: 1960. Staff: Prof 1; Other 2. Subjects: Corrections, criminal psychology, criminology, penology. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Publications: Yes.

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI Library
MCB No. 4
Quantico, VA 22135 USA
Founded: 1972. Staff: Prof 4; Other 9. Subjects: Law enforcement, police, criminal justice. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Publications: Yes.

University of Applied Police Sciences Library
Sturmbuehlstr. 250
D-78054 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Phone: 49 7720 309295
Founded: 1979. Staff: 3. Subjects: Rights, criminals, police tactics, psychology, politics, management. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes.

Vera Institute of Justice - Louise Schweitzer Library
233 Broadway, 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10279 USA
Staff: 1.5. Subjects: Criminal justice and public policy. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).

Virginia Department of Corrections - Academy for Staff Development Library
PO Box 26963
Richmond, VA 23261-6963 USA
Founded: 1976. Staff: Prof 1; Other 1. Subjects: Corrections, criminal justice, management, psychology, treatment and therapy, training and development. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.The shadow of a crime., Digital ID 1543426, New York Public Library



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