Reference materials are a good way to begin your research:
Our Library has access to a wide variety of criminal justice and social science encyclopedias as well as other reference sources which provide a broad overview of criminal justice topics.
Enter your key words (s) or phrase(s) in the search box OR browse the List of Entries or Subject Index of a particular encyclopedia to find information on your topic. For example:
General Encyclopedias and Reference Sources:
Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Criminal Justice Encyclopedias and Reference Sources:
These subject specific print encyclopedias are available in the Reference section of the Lloyd Sealy Library (on the 2nd Floor of the Library either in the reference stacks or behind the Reference Desk):
Albanese, J.S. (Ed.). (2014). The encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Wiley.
Reference HV 6017 .E5297 2014 Vols. 1-5
Bryant, C.D. (Ed.). (2001). Encyclopedia of criminology and deviant behavior. Brunner-Routledge.
Reference HV 6017 .E53 2001 Vols. 1-4
Das, D.K., & Palmiotto, M. (Eds.). (2006). World police encyclopedia. Routledge.
Reference Desk HV7901 .W64 2006 Vols. 1-2
Liebling, A., Maruna, S., & McAra, L. (2017). The Oxford handbook of criminology. Oxford University Press. Stacks HV6025 .O87 2017
Sullivan. L. (Ed.). (2005). Encyclopedia of law enforcement. Sage Publications.
Reference HV 7921 .E53 2005 Vols. 1-3