On the shelf

Encyclopedia of Sociology (Ref HM425 .E5 2000) 5 vol.
Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution (HM136 .B783 1997)
Violence in America: An Encyclopedia (Ref HN90 .V5 V5474 1999) 3 vol.
Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice (Ref HV6017 .E52 2002) 4 vol.
Encyclopedia of Criminology (Ref HV6017 .E5295 2005) 3 vol.

Crime in the United States (HV6787 .A3) Annual
Statistical Abstract of the United States (Ref HA202) Annual

Credo Reference
Search online versions of nearly 1,000 specialized encyclopedias, including information on government and politics. A great place to get background information.

Article Databases

Search All Library Resources
Search across (almost) all of the content that the library owns, from books in the library to article databases, online encyclopedias, and streaming video.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCJRS is a federally funded database with articles and other information on crime, justice, and drug use, affiliated with the Department of Justice. Includes some full text.

Nexis Uni (formerly known as Lexis Nexis Academic Universe)
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. Full-text access.


If you’re browsing the shelves, books related to criminal justice can be found in call numbers beginning with the following letters:

  • Social Sciences (General): H
  • Sociology (General): HM
  • Criminology: HV

Library Catalog
Books at Howard Colman Library.

Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan.

Internet Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Civic Sociology Civic Sociology is an open access journal from the University of California Press that aims to reconstruct the disciplinary knowledge of sociology.

Criminological Highlights
Criminological Highlights offers a look at currently published criminological inquiry with a focus on policy-relevant research.

Search case law and U.S. Code

Perspectives on Terrorism
Perspectives on Terrorism seeks to provide a unique platform for established and emerging scholars to present their perspectives on the developing field of terrorism studies and scholarship.

Qualitative Report
The Qualitative Report is a peer-reviewed, online monthly journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research.