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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Forensic psychology

A guide to finding forensic psychology information, by Ellen Sexton.

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Browsing the shelves

The Lloyd Sealy Library has a good collection of books on forensic psychology topics. Browse call numbers at

BF for general psychology                           RA 114 for forensic psychology                         RC 435 for psychiatry

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Library locations

When searching the catalog OneSearch, for print format books, please note both call number and the location. We have more books in electronic format that in print.

Stacks: the main circulating collection of the library. On the north side of the library: call numbers A–H are on the upper level; call numbers J–Z are on the lower level. Stacks books can be borrowed for 4 weeks by undergraduates and staff, 6 weeks by masters students, and 8 weeks by doctoral students and faculty. They can be renewed through My Account / Sign In in OneSearch.

Reserve: books kept behind the Reserve Desk on the lower floor. Most can be used only within the library. More info »

Reference: upper level of the library, towards 11th avenue. Not circulating (can't borrow outside of the library).

Law Reference: upper level of the library, towards 58th street. Not circulating.

Special Collections: upper level of the library. Ask at the Reference Desk. Not circulating.

Forensic psychology subject headings in the library catalog

Using jargon can improve search results.   Here are some words and phrases used in forensic psychology related subject headings:

Abusive women

Case studies

Criminal behavior, prediction of

Criminal justice, administration of

Dating violence

Eyewitness identification

Family violence

Serial murderers

Serial murders

Spouse abuse

Victims of family violence


Violent crimes

Violent offenders

Wife abuse