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Best of Reference: Criminal Justice

Discover some of our subject librarians' favorite resources in our "Best of Reference" series. Each week you will find a variety of selected reference materials from our collection that are specific to one subject area. This week, we focus on Cathy Dwyer's selections for Criminal Justice.


Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection is an e-collection containing 37 peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE. The 23,000+ full-text articles available through "Criminology" cover topics such as "Corrections, Criminal Justice, Family and Domestic Violence, Forensic Psychology, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Penology, and Policing." "Criminology" is a key resource for Criminal Justice students conducting research in their field.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, edited by Wesley G. Jennings, is a three volume collection of nearly 300 entries covering a variety of topics in 12 main areas: international aspects, multi/interdisciplinary aspects, crime types, corrections, policing, law and justice, research methods, criminological theory, correlates of crime, organizations and institutions (U.S.), victimology, and special populations.

Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

This collection of essays will be of great use to students who wish to examine empirical and theoretical works by the world's leading criminologists. This collection pays special attention to the areas of cultural criminology, masculinities studies, and feminist criminologies.

Justice Statistics

Justice Statistics contains nine reports covering topics such as capital punishment, rape and sexual assault among college-age women, hate crimes, and others. This special edition of Crime in the United States provides statistical tables and figures in addition to summaries of the methodology used in the nine reports.

Need Additional Assistance?

Help is available! Contact Cathy Dwyer, Subject Librarian for Criminal Justice at (518) 442-3698 or - or drop by during Cathy's office hours, held weekly on Mondays from 4-7pm.

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