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Criminology, Policing and Community Justice: Books & Journals

Covers Criminology, Policing, Criminal Investigation and Probation/Community Justice

Academic sources

You will be expected to use academic sources in your assignments. Many of these academic sources will come from books and journal articles. 


Books are particularly useful for an introduction to or broad overview of a topic. The Library has both print books and E-Books and you will find both by searching Library Search.

In the library, books about the same subject are assigned the same shelfmark number which you will find on the spine of each book and listed on the catalogue. Here is a selection of shelfmarks for Criminology and Policing:


Crime prevention 364.4

Criminal Justice System 344.1055

Criminology 364

Police services 363.2

Probation work 364.63

Prisons 365

Psychology 150

Victims of Crime 362.88

Young offenders 364.36


New Books

Check the latest books added to stock for Criminology and Policing. 



Use journals to find:

  • useful information, research and discussions
  • different view points from different authors
  • current information as journals are published quicker than books.
You can find journal articles by searching Library Search and also by searching individual databases as listed on the Databases' tab of this guide.


Use BrowZine to browse thousands of academic journals available to you as a DMU member.

Check our guide to Browzine to find out how to browse and read journals quickly and easily on your laptop or mobile device by dowloading the app

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