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Criminology & Miscarriage of Justice: Background Information

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American Dictionary of Criminal Justice. Scarecrow Press, 2005. HV7411 .C48 2005 Ref.

Congressional Quarterly's Desk Reference on American Criminal Justice. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2001.
HV9950 .B364 2001

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. Thousand Oaks, Ca. : Sage Publications, 2002. HV6017 .E524 2002. Ref. 4 vols.

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications. 2010. HV6017 .E527 2010

Encyclopedia of Criminology. New York : Routledge, 2005 3 HV6017 .E5295 2005 3 vols.


Encyclopedia of DNA and the United States Criminal Justice System. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2004. RA1057.55 .P34 2004 Ref.

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence.New York: Routledge, 2007. HV6626 .E534 2007 Ref.

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2003  HV9104 .E58 2003

Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2006 HQ784 .V55 H34 2006


International Handbook of Violence Research. ed. Wilhelm Heitmeyer and John Hagan. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. HM886 .I566 2003

Sage Dictionary of Criminology. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, c2006. HV6017 .S24 2006 Ref.

Oxford Bibliographies: Criminology reviews the literature in criminology  including topics such as capital punishment. Written by experts in the field. An excellent way to get started.

Reference Universe, a database that provides access to the indexes of thousands of reference books (English language only) that have been reviewed in standard sources in the last 25 years. It will link you to the EUCLID record if print or to the full text if electronic.




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