Criminology & Criminal Justice: Get Started

Library Services for Fall Term 2021

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In This Guide

sculpture Justice by Edward Onslow FordCriminology and Criminal Justice are multidisciplinary fields. They depend heavily upon research in fields such as: psychology, law, economics, sociology, politics, and public administration. Because of this multidisciplinary nature, you may need to consult literature in many different fields when doing your research.

This guide is intended to steer you to good research and information sources in Criminology & Criminal Justice.

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Reference Works - fine encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and more in print and online.

Books & eBooks - find print and eBooks and learn how the library can get you books we don't have in our collection.

Find Journal Articles - search for articles online and in print. Recommends the best resources for finding criminal justice and criminology articles.

Find Statistics - find the best places for statistics useful for research and study of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Evidence-Based - find the best resources to find evidence-based information.

Citing Sources - find guidance on how to appropriately cite your sources.

Careers find resources to investigate careers in criminology and criminal justice. 

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