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Criminal Justice: Home


This research guide presents recommended resources for UDC's Criminal Justice program. 

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Recommended Journals

Below is a short list of journals that cover the area of criminal justice.

If there is an article you are interested in that is not freely available through UDC library resources, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. If you have questions on how to do this, ask a librarian.


UDC belongs to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).

The nine member libraries share circulating materials with each other and have a common library catalog.

You can use the catalog to look for materials in all of the libraries' collections at one time, or you can limit your search to any one of the libraries.

Related Guides

The following UDC Library research guides are related to criminal justice and may provide additional useful resources.

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Help Guides

We have created several Help Guides to help you navigate using library and information resources and tools. These guides are designed to walk you through finding what you need while offering tips, tricks, and other useful information. 

You can see a full list of our subject guides in our Index of Research Guides.

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Browse the Stacks

If you want to browse the stacks for criminal justice books, you can find titles related to this topic in the call number sections below. If you need assistance finding a topic or a specific title, just ask a reference librarian for help.

HN - Social History and Conditions, Social Problems, Social Reform

HT - Communities, Classes, Races.

HV - Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare, Criminology

K - Law


When you search for articles, books, and other information, you need to use keywords. Below is a list of keywords or categories of keywords that could be used in the library databases. You can use this on their own or mix and match them to narrow your results.

  • Capital Punishment
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminology
  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber Security
  • Death Penalty
  • Deviance
  • Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Trafficking
  • Evidence
  • Felons
  • Female Offenders
  • Forensics, Forensic Science
  • Gangs
  • Hate Crimes
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Juvenile Offenders
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mandatory Minimums
  • Offenders
  • Parole and Probation
  • Policing and Community Policing
  • Prisoner Reentry
  • Profiling
  • Race and Crime
  • Recidivism 
  • Sentencing and Sentences 
  • Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, and Sex Trafficking
  • Solitary Confinement 
  • Terrorism
  • Victimology