Sociology & Criminology

Books on Social Problems and Criminology

Many crime and social problems books are located in the "HV" section in Reference and the General Stacks. Also try search on your in the Library Catalog. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you need assistance. Hint: Books from the following series are good starting points.

  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • At Issue
  • Current Controversies
  • Contemporary World Issues

Journal Articles

Online Sources on the library website

For off-campus access, login and password information on Blackboard.

  • EBSCOHost
    • Academic Search Premier
    • Newspaper Source
    • Military & Government Collection
    • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Newsbank
    • Search America's Newspapers database for news stories.
  • CQ Researcher - Social issues, including historical background.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Pro/con essays on controversial topics.

Some online sources have the full text of the article online. Others have only an abstract of the article available. See a librarian for ordering any of these articles through Interlibrary Loan.

Websites/Internet Resources

ProCon.org - Balanced presentation of opinions on controversial social issues.

NPR (National Public Radio) - An outstanding news source with in-depth reporting on current events.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Run by the U.S. Department of Justice, this site is the primary source for crime and justice statistics in the U.S. at all levels of government and law enforcement.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) - Part of the U.S. Department of Justice. Search the "Publications" and "Statistics" sections for information on your topic.

SAMHSA.gov - National clearinghouse for alcohol and drug information.

Brown School of Social Work - List of social service agencies.

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