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Criminal Justice: Guides to the Field

Bibliographic Guides

Bibliographic guides recommend reference materials and may suggest ways of doing research in a discipline.  Use these guides to find seminal books and scholarly articles on your topic.

Helpful Guides

This web page itself is a brief bibliographic guide, but there are more extensive guides as listed below.

Criminal Justice Resources
This ambitious, annotated CJ guide created by a Michigan State University reference librarian identifies print and web-based sources in categories such as background reading and reference tools. Sources are also given for over 50 important topics (e.g.,"race and CJ", and "bioterrorism").

Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
HV6024.5 .B32 2008
Covers research skills using case studies, and how to use both qualitative as well as quantitative research techniques.

Handbook on Prisons
HV9647 .H38 2007
Addresses a variety of current, as well as historical, issues related to prisons.

International Handbook of Criminology
HV6025 .I58 2010 (Waldo Stacks)
This guide includes topics related to crime such as the etiology of crime, historical background, forms of crime and criminal behavior, and responses to crime, as well as crime
issues related to social classes. 



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