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Criminal Justice Resources: Home


Welcome to the Criminal Justice LibGuide.

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Finding Books in the Library

The library books are organized according to their subject using Library of Congress call numbers. Books on criminal justice can be found under the following call numbers:

  • BF: Psychology and Related Sciences
  • HM: Sociology General and Theoretical
  • HN: Social History & Conditions, Social Problems, Social Reform
  • HQ: Family, Marriage, Women, Sexual Life
  • HV: Criminology, Social Pathology, Social & Public Welfare
  • K, KF, KFM: Law

(These suggested Library of Congress call numbers are for shelf browsing purposes only, and are by no means comprehensive.)

Search Strategies: Subject Headings

Following are a sample of Library of Congress Subject Headings related to Criminal Justice. The LC subject headings can be used when searching both the Webster catalog and the library’s online databases.

  • Capital Punishment
  • Child Abuse
  • Crime
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Criminal Justice, Administration of
  • Criminals Rehabilitation
  • Family Violence
  • Female Offenders
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Police
  • Prisons
  • Violence

Selected Reference Books

Here is a list of selected reference books available in the library. Please note that many of these are also available in eBook format from one of the library's databases, Credo Reference.