This guide is an introduction to sources of information on Criminal Justice in the United States that are available at URI. It describes types of materials and provides selected items in each category.
To find book information, search the catalog under such subjects as: Crime, Criminals, Criminology, specific crimes (commercial crime; computer hackers, murderers, sex offenders, terrorists, violent offenders, etc.), age & gender (Aged offenders; Female offenders, Juvenile delinquents, etc.), Fugitives from justice, Recidivists, Social work with criminals. TIP: Search for Crim* to return results beginning with crim- (including crime, criminal, criminals, criminology, etc.)
There are also related guides accessible on the Library’s home pages under "Subject & Assignment Guides." Examples are: Federal Laws; Industry Information; Family Violence.
There are two main places to start your search for books. Each has a different specialty and scope.
For a broader but less precise search, try the tools below.
Most books about criminal justice are located on the third floor in the HV section and KF section.
HV - Crime
HV - Cybercrime
HV - Family Violence
HV - Gangs
HV - Sex Offenders
KF - Criminal Courts
KF - Trials (Murder)
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This guide was originally created by Mimi Keefe 11/00. Revised Mimi Keefe, 11/02.
Updated and reformatted by Ida D. McGhee, May 2011.
Revised, Angela Pugliese, February 2014.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.