Skip to main content

Criminal Justice: Books

Call Number Ranges

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 below 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.

Book series for researching Current Events and Controversial Topics

NEARBY PUBLIC AND ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

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

Search the Library Catalog

Use our catalog to find books, videos, and other resources in our collections.

Advanced Search

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.  All Our Trials explores the organizing, ideas, and influence of those who placed criminalized and marginalized women at the heart of their antiviolence mobilizations. This activism confronted a "tough on crime" political agenda and clashed with the mainstream women's movement's strategy of resorting to the criminal legal system as a solution to sexual and domestic violence. Drawing on extensive archival research and first-person narratives, Thuma weaves together the stories of mass defense campaigns, prisoner uprisings, broad-based local coalitions, national gatherings, and radical print cultures that cut through prison walls. In the process, she illuminates a crucial chapter in an unfinished struggle--one that continues in today's movements against mass incarceration and in support of transformative justice.

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. The text demonstrates appropriate methods of communication and provides direction for overcoming difficulties in the communication process." Going beyond report writing, this book helps readers become more confident presenters and digital communicators while encouraging students to adapt their communication styles to meet the needs of diverse populations. Students will not only improve their communication and writing skills but also gain specific strategies for succeeding in careers related to policing, courts, corrections, and private security.    

Charged

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.

Your Librarian

Dan Blewett's picture
Dan Blewett
Contact:
Library 3136
630-942-2279
Website
  • URL: https://cod.libguides.com/criminaljustice
  • Last Updated: Oct 14, 2019 3:13 PM
  • Print Page