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 Library of Congress Call Number Ranges:   HV

 "scientific study of the nonlegal aspects of crime and delinquency, including its causes, correction, and prevention, from the viewpoints of such diverse disciplines as anthropology, biology, psychology and psychiatry, economics, sociology, and statistics"  (From the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, viewed on October 30,2008).

Important Resources

Selected Reference Tools in Criminology

This collection includes sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories to help find brief explanations and general information about terms and concepts in Criminology.

Reference Sources in Criminology

  • American dictionary of criminal justice. HV7411.C48 2005 (Reference, 2nd floor)
  • Encyclopedia of crime and punishment. HV6017 .E524 2002 (Reference, 2nd floor)
  • Encyclopedia of criminology and deviant behavior.HV6017 .E53 2001 (Reference, 2nd floor)
  • Encyclopedia of forensic sciences. HV8073 .E58 2000 (Reference, 2nd floor)
  • Encyclopedia of cyber crime HV6773 .E53 2009 (Reference, 2nd floor)

Online Reference Sources

Statistical Sources


ProQuest Statistical Insight is a full-text database containing thousands of statistical charts and tables derived from federal and state government agencies, international bodies, and private organizations. ProQuest Statistical Insight's content is quite broad and includes demographic data as well as data about crime, economics, health, education, labor, and the environment. Older paper copies of these indexes (American Statistical Index, the Index to International Statistics, and the Statistical Reference Index) are available on microfiche for 1974-2000 in the Microform Index Area.




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Ellen Safley