Criminal Justice

Reference Books

The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement 2007      REF HV8133 .N49 2007

The Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence    REF HV6250.4.S78 E53 2011

       Also available online 

The Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention    REF HV6250.3.U5 E55 2010

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology     HV6025 .O87 2007


Books to Check Out

  • Books about Criminology and Criminal Justice are located in the HV6001-9960 section of the stacks. Subcategories are broken down as follows.
  • Use the words and phrases below to search the online catalog for books at Sauk and at other I-Share libraries.

HV697-4959 Protection, assistance and relief

HV6001-7220.5 Criminology

HV6035-6197 Criminal anthropology including criminal types, criminal psychology, prison psychology, causes of crime

HV6201-6249 Criminal classes

HV6250-6250.4 Victims of crimes. Victimology

HV6251-6773.55 Crimes and offenses

HV6774-7220.5 Crimes and criminal classes

HV7231-9960 Criminal justice administration

HV7428 Social work with delinquents and criminals

HV7431 Prevention of crime, methods, etc.

HV7435-7439  Gun control

HV7551-8280.7   Police. Detectives. Constabulary

HV7935-8025 Administration and organization

HV8031-8080 Police duty. Methods of protection

HV8035-8069 Special classes of crimes, offenses and criminals

HV8073-8079.35 Investigation of crimes. Examination and identification of prisoners

HV8079.2-8079.35 Police social work

HV8079.5-8079.55 Traffic control. Traffic accident investigation

HV8081-8099 Private detectives. Detective bureaus

HV8130-8280.7 By region or country

HV8290-8291 Private security services

HV8301-9920.7 Penology. Prisons. Corrections

HV9051-9230.7 The juvenile offender. Juvenile delinquency. Reform schools, etc.

HV9261-9430.7 Reformation and reclamation of adult prisoners

HV9441-9920.7 By region or country

HV9950-9960 By region or country


Magazines and Journals in the Learning Commons

American Police Beat

Corrections Today

Police Chief


Research Databases for Online Articles

Credo Reference

Academic Search Complete

Ebook Collection

Military & Government Collection

Newspaper Source

Sage eReference Collection



Bureau of Justice Statistics

Information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems.

The Central Intelligence Agency

US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to US policymakers.

The Drug Enforcement Agency

Enforcement of the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons

Confinement of offenders and provision of work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist them.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation

Protection and defense of the U.S. against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats; enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States; leadership and criminal justice services to partners.

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Created in 1983, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is a state agency dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice.

Illinois Department of Corrections

Use this site to locate information on becoming a Corrections Officer.

Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police will promote public safety to improve the quality of life in Illinois.

Illinois State Police Merit Board

Use this site to locate information on becoming an Illinois State Police Trooper.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Services and resources to balance the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support.

United States Department of Labor  - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Use this site to locate information pertaining to job descriptions and pay.