This is a subject guide to selected works on Criminal Justice and related resources 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.
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
Booth Library also provides access to numerous other e-reference titles via the Gale Virtual Reference Library like the ones below:
Crime and punishment in America : an encyclopedia of trends and controversies in the justice system
Latinos and criminal justice : an encyclopedia
Gambling in America : an encyclopedia of history, issues, and society
Encyclopedia of white-collar and corporate crime
Violence against girls and women : international perspectives
Encyclopedia of street crime in America
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
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
Victims of crimes
Crime offenses include the categories of criminal homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated battery/aggravated assault, burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and human trafficking commercial sex acts and human trafficking involuntary servitude.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
United States Government Information and statistics on crime, capital punishment, prisons, and domestic violence
Uniform Crime Reporting
The starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation.
- 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