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Guide in locating crime and punishment federal resources available through Milner Library at Illinois State University.
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Department of Justice Print Page

Recent Books

The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008

J 1.14/2:C 33/3, Floor 4 Documents Stacks

Chapters included: The nation calls, 1908-1923 -- The FBI and the American gangster, 1924-1938 -- World War, cold war, 1939-1953 -- And justice for all, 1954-1971 -- Crime and corruption across America, 1972-1988 -- A world of trouble, 1989-2001 -- A new era of national security, 2001-2008.


    Department of Justices Agencies and Call Numbers

    Below are examples of SuDoc ranges for some of the agencies in the Department of Justice: 


    Federal Bureau of Investigation (General Publications) J 1.14/2 

    Prisons Bureau J 16.1 – J 16.33 

    National Institute of Corrections J 16.102 – J 16.111 

    Drug Enforcement Administration J 24 .1/2 – J 24.29 

    United States Parole Commission J 27.1 – J 27.9 

    National Institute of Justice J 28.1 – J 28.41 

    Justice Statistics Bureau J 29.1 – J 29.40 

    Community Oriented Policing Services J 36.2 – J 36.15/4 


      Purpose and History for Department of Justice

      The Department of Justice serves as counsel for the citizens of the United States. It represents them in enforcing the law in the public interest. Through its thousands of lawyers, investigators, and agents, the Department plays the key role in protection against criminals and subversion, ensuring healthy business competition, safeguarding the consumer, and enforcing drug, immigration, and naturalization laws.

      The Department of Justice was established by act of June 22, 1870 (28 U.S.C. 501, 503, 509 note), with the Attorney General as its head. The affairs and activities of the Department of Justice are generally directed by the Attorney General.  From the United States Government Manual

      Finding Government Documents in Milner

      Milner Library has served an official repository for federal government information since 1858. As a federal depository library, we and all the approximately 1200 depository libraries, safeguard the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance.

      Finding Books (and Other Resources) 

      Click the "More Limits" feature in the bottom righthand corner to limit to "by Location" and select Federal Government Resources.


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