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As a criminology and criminal justice student at Lindenwood University-Belleville, it is important that you familiarize yourself with surrounding agencies, especially as field trips, internships, and other experience-based opportunities will be afforded to you. Additionally, you will have greater success during your time at Lindenwood Belleville as well as in your career if you are aware of national organizations and research resources. 

Such outlets provide recent publications and the latest statistics and trends regarding criminal theories, types of crime, policing, law, corrections, and other topics related to criminology and criminal justice.  The links below will assist you with gathering data for assignments, projects, and provide you with direction in selecting a career after graduation. 

Helpful Links:

Academic Success Center
Library Research Databases

Criminal Justice Club
Criminal Justice Internships
Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Criminal Justice Agencies:

Local Law Enforcement
Belleville Police Department
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department
Illinois State Police

St. Clair County Courts

Federal Agencies
U.S. District Courts-Southern Illinois
Federal Bureau of Prisons (USBOP) in Greenville/Marion
U.S. Attorney’s Office-Southern Illinois
Federal Defender’s Office—Southern Illinois
Federal Bureau of Investigation-Springfield
U.S. Marshals Service—Southern Illinois

Criminal Justice Organizations and Research Databases:

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS)
The American Society of Criminology (ASC)

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