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Justice Studies / Criminal Justice: Books

Call Number Ranges

Search the Library Catalog by clicking here to find books and videos available at the COD Library.   Help Using the Library Catalog

Books on the broad subject of Criminal Justice can be found in various portions of the "HV" call number area of the General Collection and the Reference Collection.

Some selected new books are highlighted here.

Use the Library Catalog to search for these books by keyword. 

One sample search might be something like:  crim* AND [some other word to match with crim*]

Or just the name of the topic:   terrorism    

The asterisks at the end of the word are truncation features, and allow you to pick up variations of the word:

crime or crimes or criminal or criminals      without having to type out separately all the variations of a word.

E-book databases     and     Online Video databases

Items on Course Reserve at the downstairs Library Circulation Desk

List of Case Studies on Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement


Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what COD uses to arrange its books on the shelves).

Want to know where specific collections are located?  Check out the maps of the Library's upper and lower floors.  

Selected New Books

All Our Trials

During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prisons forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. Emily L. Thuma traces the making of this anticarceral feminism at the intersections of struggles for racial and economic justice, prisoners' and psychiatric patients' rights, and gender and sexual liberation. 

Effective Communication in Criminal Justice

"This text provides students and instructors with a detailed examination of communication in the criminal justice system. Specific issues confronting criminal justice practitioners in their daily activities, including interactions with the public, are explored. T


This book examines the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis--and charts a way out.  A prosecutorial shift toward mercy and fairness is crucial to healing our busted criminal justice system, and it's already happening.

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