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Law Enforcement

Key Resources

The Transportation Library of Northwestern University has supported the curriculum of the Center for Public Safety (originally the Traffic Institute), since 1958. Since that time, we have collected materials in the fields of law enforcement supervision and police management. We have also indexed law enforcement literature in the Transportation Library's periodical index, NUTranLit. This research guide is another effort to support study and research on the topics of law enforcement management and supervision.

Citing sources


All students enrolled in SPSC courses have access to IACPnet for the duration of the class term. IACPnet, a resource published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, has a searchable database that includes the following trade journals full-text:


Access to IACPnet is limited to students currently enrolled in the School of Police Staff and Command. We regret that we are unable to share login information with patrons and researchers in other departments.


AELE Monthly Law Journal

American City and County

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Forensic Magazine



The Police Chief


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