Selected information sources for crime, criminology and criminal justice.

CriminologyWelcome to the My Subject page for Criminology.

This page highlights some of the key resources available to you.

There are separate pages for:


Key Databases


Criminology is in the 364s on Floor 1 in the Blue Zoneof the David Wilson Library.

  • 343s: Criminal Law
    (Floor 2 Blue Zone)
  • 364s: Criminology
    (Floor 1 Blue Zone)
  • 365s: Penology (Prisons)
    (Floor 1 Blue Zone)


Other Databases

  • Criminal Corpses:
    An online exhibition uncovering the bodies of executed criminals in the 18th and 19th century.
  • Google Scholar:
    Index and citations to academic journal articles and conference papers.
  • Scopus:
    Index and citations to 14,000+ journals across the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and medicine.
  • Web of Science Core Collection:
    Index and citations to 1,700+ social science journals via the Social Science Citation Index. - including citation statistics

Primary Sources

Criminal Justice


    European Union's law enforcement agency, assisting member states fight serious international crime and terrorism.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation:
    USA's national security and law enforcement agency (FBI).
  • Home Office:
    UK government department responsible crime, policing, counter-terrorism and immigration.
    International police organisation, with 190 member countries. Facilitates cross-border police cooperation.
  • Leicestershire Police:
    Local police service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
  • National Crime Agency:
    Non-ministerial government department fighting serious crime in the UK including border, cyber, economic, organised and sex crimes.
  • National Police Library
    National collection at the College of Policing. Membership is available to police officers and staff, while non-police researchers can contact the library.
  • Police Federation:
    Association representing the interests of all police constables, sergeants and inspectors in the UK.

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