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Criminology - Introduction

Your Lecturer is the person who can best recommend the essential reading for your unit. 

Still having problems finding useful material?  Take a look at our Library Guide to Criminology and the Information Landscape (a downloadable interactive Powerpoint presentation).

Students have also found that completing the Body in the Library induction exercise gives them a head start in using library resources.

  • Students enrolled in campus-based units should use the Campus-Based version of Body in the Library.

Are you a Distance Learner?

You may find it useful to print out the ICJS: What to do when things go wrong guide.

If you do not like murder mysteries, please note there is a specific core skills section for Distance Learners in Uplift (a downloadable interactive Powerpoint presentation).

Feeling more confident?

If you need to explore further reading, we suggest you use our Discovery Service for the Social Sciences to locate relevant books, e-books, articles, reports, and more - all in one search.


Focus on some specific ways to find articles which your lecturers may have recommended.

Not finding what you need?

If this is not enough or does not meet your precise needs because you are interested government sources, statistics, TV programmes or images take a look at our highly recommended sources.


abnormal psychology
Crime investigation
criminal law
criminological research / policing
penal & related institutions
Probation service
Psychology of crime
Sociology of crime
sociology of deviance

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Journalism, Law, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.

Your Subject Team

Linda Jones

(Faculty Librarian)


Phone:(023) 9284 3240

Sharon Bittner

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)


Phone:(023) 9284 3234