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Criminal Justice

Subject Research Guide


This Research Guide is designed to aid students in using the Iona University Libraries' resources to complete project and assignments in Criminal Justice.

Go to the Criminal Justice and Sociology Department's home page to find information about course offerings, program requirements, faculty, and more.

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The following are examples of online reference books in criminal justice. Click each title to search each encyclopedia directly.

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Criminal Justice Theses

The library collects print copies of theses written for Iona's MS in Criminal Justice. All are located in Ryan Library.

Here is a browseable list of Iona Criminal Justice theses. You call also search for theses by topic in WorldCat Discovery. Include the search term b8:crj in your search to limit your results to the CRJ theses.. For example, search juvenile b8:crj.

Ask for CRJ theses at the Ryan Library Help Desk by their call number (i.e. CRJ 073). Theses may be viewed in Ryan Library only and not leave the building.

Where are the Criminal Justice Books Located?

Most criminal justice books have Dewey Decimal call numbers between 363 and 365. In Ryan Library, these books are primarily shelved on the third floor, West wing. However, some books are shelved in special collections, such as the Irish Collection. The library catalog will indicate when a book is not shelved in the main collection, and many books will have a letter before the call number. To see all of Iona's library locations, consult the complete list of library locations and collections.

List of Criminal Justice Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 345 Criminal law
  • 363.2 Police services
  • 363.32 Social conflicts; riots
  • 363.325 Terrorism
  • 363.33 Gun control
  • 364 Criminal justice
  • 365 Penal and related institutions