Encyclopedias help students orient themselves to their topic and determine the parameters of their research papers.
Most encyclopedia entries also provide a list of recommended readings.
Print Source Online Source
Violence in America
HN 90 .V5 V5474 1999 CRIM V.1-3
Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence
HV 6626 E534 2007
Encyclopedia of Rape
HV 6558 E53 2004
Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in the United States
HV 6446 K43 2000X
Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence
HV 9104 E59 2007
Encyclopedia of Gangs
HV 6439 U5E53 2008
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
HV7921 E53 2005 v.1-3
World Police Encyclopedia
HV 7901 W64 2006 v.1-2
Encyclopedia of Police Science
HV 7901 E53 2012
Brief entries on nearly every conceivable aspect of law enforcement in the UK.
Useful to both legal professionals and laypersons. Relevant to countries whose legal systems are founded on English law.
Reasonably extensive coverage of categories of crime and crime theory. Good cross-referencing.
Brief coverage of selected topics in crime and criminology.
Covers methods, theories, and practices; each entry followed by a brief list of Key Readings.
HV 6017 S24 2013
The Justis group of databases provides access to legislation and case law from the UK, the European Community, and the European Courts of Justice and Human Rights. Recommended for comparative purposes.
Example: Try the following search in the the Quick Search box, or under Cases, Legislation, or Articles to see how the UK deals the issue of mandatory sentencing as compared to Canada and/or the U.S.:
mandatory w/10 sentenc*
(w/10 = search terms within 10 words of each other
* is the truncation symbol, which searches multiple word endings, e.g., sentence, sentences, sentencing)
Produced by the Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto. Features sections on Race and Gender, Reproductive Rights, and Violence Against Women. Excellent Canadian content, with links to full-text, where available.
HV 6025 A155 2009
HV6025 .O87 2002
Covers the history and theory of crime, perceptions of crime and criminality, types of crime, and reactions to crime both through formal sanctions, and societal responses. A somewhat more in-depth analysis can be found in this resource than in the criminological encyclopedias.
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