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Phyllis Schultze

Criminal Justice Librarian, The Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice


M.L.S., Rutgers University; B.S., Calvin College


Phyllis Schultze is a Criminal Justice Librarian at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark.  Phyllis earned her B.S. degree from Calvin College and her M.L.S. from Rutgers. She serves as co-chair of the World Criminal Justice Library Network and is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; Online Resource Directory Coordinator for the Global Centre for Evidence-based Corrections and Sentencing; managing editor for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books; a steering committee member of the Campbell Collaboration; and curator of the Criminal Justice Gray Literature Database at Rutgers University. She is coauthor of Criminal Justice Information: How to Find It, How to Use It (Oryx Press, 1998) and Researching a Problem (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing, 2005). In addition, she served on the editorial board for the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (Sage, 2002).


About the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice

The Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice constitutes one of the world’s largest collections of crime and criminal justice materials. Originally started by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the library was purchased by Rutgers University and renamed in 2003 to honor Don M. Gottfredson, the founding dean of the School of Criminal Justice. The collection is a special collection within the Rutgers Newark Law Library, and primarily serves the academic programs of the School of Criminal Justice and its related institutes.  The library routinely collects copies of research and statistical reports from many state, federal and international criminal justice agencies. It maintains an extensive collection of dissertations relating to crime and criminal justice completed at American universities. In addition, a significant number of foreign language periodicals and books have been added to the library in recent years. The collection now consists of 80,000 monographs, 7,000 dissertations, 2,500 bound periodicals, 225 subscriptions to journals and periodicals, and 20,000 documents on microfiche.


Gray Literature Database: The library began publishing a freely-accessible gray literature database in 2010, which provides an international clearinghouse for the collection of web-based resources in criminal justice and supplements traditional indexes and library catalogues. The database contains technical reports, working papers, government and agency reports, and conference proceedings, working papers, and online dissertations.  Please visit the Gray Literature Database website for more information.


Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books:  A joint project of Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice which features expert and concise reviews of significant books in criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal justice, written by top scholars in the field.  Please visit the CLCJ Books website for more information.      


World Criminal Justice Library Network (WCJLN): The WCJLN website provides criminal justice information on a global scale, including access to member libraries, statistical resources, bibliographies, and links to relevant criminal justice agencies.  Please visit the WCJLN website for more information.