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Criminal Justice

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Introduction
Booth Library has a large collection of learning resources to support the study of Criminal Justice. The materials are held in the reference collection, the main book holdings, the journal collection, government documents, and the online full-text databases. In addition, Booth Library provides access to resources held at other facilities using the computer labs in the Reference Room and on the 4000 Level. Materials from other libraries may be obtained using interlibrary loan.

This is a subject guide to selected works on Criminal Justice held by Booth Library. The citations on this list represent only a small portion of the available Criminal Justice literature owned by the library. Further materials can be found by searching the Online Catalog and one of our many databases.
E-Reference and Subject Encyclopedias
E-Reference
Booth Library E-reference resources are like online collections of subject encyclopedias, and are good places to begin research in Criminal Justice. One example is the Sage Knowledge E-Reference Collection

Subject Encyclopedias

Print subject encyclopedias are great starting points as well, and available in the Reference stacks for just about every subject area, including Criminal Justice. They are easy to discover using "encyclopedias" and "crime" (or a similar term) in the subject field in the Booth Library catalog. Here are two examples:

Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence
HV6250.4.S78 E53 2011

Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime
HV6768.E63 2005
Selected Journals

SELECTED JOURNALS - AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY IN FULL TEXT

Corrections Today.................................Academic Search Complete

Criminal Justice Ethics...........................Academic Search Complete
The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology.........Academic Search Complete and JSTOR

Finding Books
To find Criminal Justice Materials in the Booth Library catalog, try the following Library of Congress subject headings (also known as "Topics" in the library catalog and some databases):
Corrections         
Crime              
Criminal Justice   
Criminals          
Criminology        
Drug Traffic       
Forensic Medicine  
Gangs
Juvenile Delinquents
Juvenile Deliquency
Law Enforcement
Police
Prisons
Recidivism
Sociology
Victims of crimes

 

Other resources...
There are also many social science focused resources that can assist you with research in Criminal Justice. Try these other Booth Library databases:
 
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
 
  • Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements
 
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is also an important resource