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Criminal Justice: Subject Encyclopedias & E-Books

Guide for resources for Cyber Crime, Crime, Criminals, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice, Forensic Medicine, Forensics, Digital Forensics, Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Police, Prisons, Security Systems, Terrorism, White Collar Crime

E-Reference Sources

Library Reference Resources/Titles using electronic resources: Access databases through Library Home Page > Article Databases > Alphabetical List. However, many titles are also listed independently in the Library's Online Catalog. On-campus, click on title ; Off-campus, use your Dixie Log-In.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library : Under subject "Criminal Justice," are full-text e-books/e-encyclopedias for various Criminal Justice topics. All the Gale e-encyclopedias can be searched with one comprehensive search.
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium : Contains English and bilingual dictionaries, quotations, maps & illustrations, timelines, encyclopedias in varied subjects, including various Criminal Justice topics.
  • ebrary : Database of e-books with a broad subject range (approx. 40,000+ titles) that includes various Criminal Justice topics.
  • EBSCOhost E-Book Collection : Individual titles of broad subject range e-books that include various Criminal Justice topics. These books have one concurrent user. For instance, when you take a book off the "shelf," it is unavailable to others while you use it.
  • Safari Books Online : Includes IT information, technology, security books from O'Reilly, Pearson, Cisco Press, etc.

Subject Encyclopedias

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUBJECT ENCYCLOPEDIAS and HANDBOOKS -- in PRINT and/or ONLINE.

To locate electronic subject encyclopedias, use one of these 3 ways:

  • look up the e-encyclopedia title in Library's Online Catalog; OR,  
  • Library > Books & More > Encyclopedias (search by subjects--"Criminal Justice," ; or, go through the entire list of encyclopedias), OR,
  • Library > Article Databases > Alphabetical List (look under database name, i.e., Sage e-reference database, or Gale Virtual Reference Shelf database).

Sage e-Reference Encyclopedias and Handbooks  : All of the Sage encyclopedias and handbooks can be searched at one time (concurrently). Examples are listed below.

  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
  • Encyclopedia of Terrorism
  • Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence
  • Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice
  • Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education
  • Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global Perspectives
  • Encyclopedia of Murder & Violent Crime
  • Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional Facilities
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law
  • Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Encyclopedia of White Collar & Corporate Crime
  • 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook
  • Handbook of Transnational Crime & Justice
  • Handbook of Workplace Violence

Encyclopedias in Print :

  • Encyclopedia of American Crime (REF  HV 6789 .S54 2001).
  • Encyclopedia of American Prisons (REF  HV 9471 .E425 1996).
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (REF  HV 6017 .E52 2002).
  • Encyclopedia of Crime Scene Investigation (REF  HV 8073 .N49 2008).
  • Encyclopedia of the American Judicial System: Studies of the Principal Institutions and Processes of Law (KF 154 .E53 1987).

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Selected E-Books

  • The Fingerprint Sourcebook -- Definitive guide to the science of fingerprint identification. The Sourcebook will be printed in stages. Select a link to view available chapters.
  • Topical Collection: Computer Forensic Tool Testing -- Lists online full-text publications from the National Institute of Justice for Computer Forensic Tool Testing. There are other topical collections and publications of interest at the NIJ site.