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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Reference Materials: Encyclopedias, Handbooks, etc.

Reference materials are a good way to begin your research.

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Print Encyclopedias and Handbooks

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

Bosworth, M. (Ed.). (2005). Encyclopedia of prisons & correctional facilities. Sage Publications. 

Reference HV 9471 .E43 2005 Vols. 1-2

Brotherton, D., & Kontos, L. (2008). Encyclopedia of gangs. Greenwood Press. 

Reference HV 6349 .U5 E53 2008

Bryant, C.D. (Ed.). (2001). Encyclopedia of criminology and deviant behavior. Brunner-Routledge. 

Reference HV 6017 .E53 2001 Vols. 1-4

Cullen, F.T. & Wilcox, P. (Eds.).  (2010). Encyclopedia of criminological theory. Sage Publications. 

Reference HV 6017 .E527 2010 Vols. 1-2

Das, D.K., & Palmiotto, M. (Eds.). (2006). World police encyclopedia. Routledge. 

Reference Desk HV7901 .W64 2006 Vols. 1-2

Dressler J. (Ed.). (2002). Encyclopedia of crime & justice (2nd ed.). Macmillan Reference. 

Reference HV 6017 .E52 2002 Vols. 1-4

Gerstenfeld, P.B. (Ed.). (2008). Crime & punishment in the United States. Salem Press. 

Reference HV 6779 .C74 2008 Vols. 1-3

Greene, H.T. & Gabbidon, S.L. (Eds.). (2009). Encyclopedia of race and crime. Sage Publications. 

Reference HV 6789 .E43 2009 Vols. 1-2

Levinson, D. (Ed.). (2002). Encyclopedia of crime and punishment. Sage Publications. 

Reference HV 6017 .E524 2002 Vols. 1-4

Maguire, M., Morgan, R., & Reiner, R. (2012). The Oxford handbook of criminology. Oxford University Press. 

Reference HV6025 .O87 2012

Newman, G.R. (Ed.). (2010). Crime and punishment around the world. ABC-CLIO. 

Reference and Reference Desk HV 6025 .C7115 2010 Vols. 1-4

Sullivan. L. (Ed.). (2005). Encyclopedia of law enforcement. Sage Publications. 

Reference HV 7921 .E53 2005 Vols. 1-3

Wright, R.A. & Miller, J.M. (Eds.). (2005). Encyclopedia of criminology. Routledge. 

Reference HV 6017 .E5295 Vols. 1-3