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Guide to Criminology: Books, E-books and Reference

Our guide to Criminology - helping you make the most of the library

Finding books and e-books

Your first stop to find books and e-books is our library catalogue.

The catalogue will tell you:

  • whether we have an e-book or a print book
  • where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • how many copies we have and - if they’re out on loan - when they’re due back

To only see e-books in your search results, choose ‘Refine your search options’ (may display as + on some devices) then choose ‘Internet’ under ‘Library Location’.

When you’re connecting to an e-book you may need to log into OpenAthens before you can open it.

Using reference sources

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources can help you find your way into your assignment reading or research. They're also great if you need a quick definition or an overview of a subject.

Printed reference sources

Many of these sources are in our Reference section on level 1 of the library.

Online reference sources

Links and search boxes for our key online reference sources are available below. If you are not on campus, you may need to sign in to OpenAthens to use these resources.

Shelf locations for Criminology

Criminology 364
Colonialism / Post-colonialism  325.3
British Empire 325.341
Domestic violence 362.8292
Policing 363.2
Criminal investigation 363.25
Criminological research 364.072
Causes of crime 364.2
Crime and media 364.254
Psychology of crime 364.3
Race and crime 364.34
Youth crime 364.36
Penology 364.6
History of crime 364.09
Prisons 365
Forensic psychology 614.15

Recommended Criminology reference and handbooks