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Criminal Justice Research Guide

A research guide for criminal justice students.



Criminal Justice at Columbia State

TTP: A.A./A.S.

The field of criminal justice is broad and varied. A student studies law enforcement, the correctional system, and the function and utility of laws in our court system.Students pursuing careers in security, law enforcement and corrections should consider this degree.

Finding Criminal Justice Resources in the Library

Library of Congress Classification &

Relevant Subject Headings

  • Subclass HV
    • HV1-9960 Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
    • HV40-69 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
    • HV85-525 By region or country
    • HV530 The church and charity
    • HV541 Women and charity
    • HV544 Charity fairs, bazaars, etc.
    • HV544.5 International social work
    • HV547 Self-help groups
    • HV551.2-639 Emergency management
    • HV553-639 Relief in case of disasters
    • HV560-583 Red Cross. Red Crescent
    • HV599-639 Special types of disasters
    • HV640-645 Refugee problems
    • HV650-670 Life saving
    • HV675-677 Accidents. Prevention of accidents
    • HV680-696 Free professional services Including medical charities
    • HV697-4959 Protection, assistance and relief
    • HV697-3024 Special classes
    • HV697-700.7 Families. Mothers. Widow's pensions
    • HV701-1420.5 Children
    • HV835-847 Foundlings
    • HV873-887 Destitute, neglected, and abandoned children. Street children
    • HV888-907 Children with disabilities
    • HV931-941 Fresh-air funds
    • HV959-1420.5 Orphanages. Orphans
    • HV1421-1441 Young adults. Youth. Teenagers
    • HV1442-1448 Women
    • HV1449 Gay men. Lesbians
    • HV1450-1494 Aged
    • HV1551-3024 People with disabilities Including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities
    • HV3025-3174 Special classes. By occupation
    • HV3025-3163 Mariners
    • HV3165-3173 Shop women, clerks, etc.
    • HV3174 Other. By occupation
    • HV3176-3199 Special classes. By race or ethnic group
    • HV4005-4013 Immigrants
    • HV4023-4470.7 Poor in cities. Slums
    • HV4480-4630 Mendicancy. Vagabondism. Tramps. Homelessness
    • HV4701-4890.9 Protection of animals. Animal rights. Animal welfare
    • HV4905-4959 Animal experimentation. Anti-vivisection
    • HV4961-4995 Degeneration
    • HV5001-5720.5 Alcoholism. Intemperance. Temperance reform
    • HV5725-5770 Tobacco habit
    • HV5800-5840 Drug habits. Drug abuse
    • HV6001-7220.5 Criminology
    • HV6035-6197 Criminal anthropology Including criminal types, criminal psychology, prison psychology, causes of crime
    • HV6201-6249 Criminal classes
    • HV6250-6250.4 Victims of crimes. Victimology
    • HV6251-6773.55 Crimes and offenses
    • HV6774-7220.5 Crimes and criminal classes
    • HV7231-9960 Criminal justice administration
    • HV7428 Social work with delinquents and criminals
    • HV7431 Prevention of crime, methods, etc.
    • HV7435-7439 Gun control
    • HV7551-8280.7 Police. Detectives. Constabulary
    • HV7935-8025 Administration and organization
    • HV8031-8080 Police duty. Methods of protection
    • HV8035-8069 Special classes of crimes, offenses and criminals
    • HV8073-8079.35 Investigation of crimes. Examination and identification of prisoners
    • HV8079.2-8079.35 Police social work
    • HV8079.5-8079.55 Traffic control. Traffic accident investigation
    • HV8081-8099 Private detectives. Detective bureaus
    • HV8130-8280.7 By region or country
    • HV8290-8291 Private security services
    • HV8301-9920.7 Penology. Prisons. Corrections
    • HV9051-9230.7 The juvenile offender. Juvenile delinquency. Reform schools, etc.
    • HV9261-9430.7 Reformation and reclamation of adult prisoners
    • HV9441-9920.7 By region or country
    • HV9950-9960 By region or country

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