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The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of and bibliographic information for more than 200,000 publications including: Federal, State, and local government reports; books; research reports; journal articles; and unpublished research.  Additionally, many collection materials are available in electronic full text and links to online versions, when available, are provided within the Abstracts Database record. Twelve core periodicals are comprehensively abstracted, and many more periodicals are routinely examined. Subject areas include corrections, courts, drugs, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, and victims. A collection statement summarizes the acquisitions plan for documents, most of which date from the 1960’s to the present.