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Criminology: Books and e-books


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Where are the Criminology books?

Reading Lists

undefined Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites.   You can search the Reading Lists database here
From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available.  If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.  undefined


The Library catalogue

If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title.  Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation.  If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.


The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf).  Use the library map to find the correct floor.  The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.

You can search for e-books in the library catalogue

Below are a selection of Criminology e-books

Key shelf mark numbers for Criminology

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number.  You'll find the number on the spine of each book. 


340 / 340.5 / 349.42 Law / English legal system

340.07 Legal method / legal skills 

345    Criminal law

345.05    Criminal justice process / sentencing

345.0772   Sentencing

363.2562   Forensics

364   Criminology

364.072   Research methods for criminology

364.1    Criminal offenses

364.2    Causes of crime and delinquency

364.3    Offenders

364.4    Prevention of crime and delinquency

364.9    Historical, geographic, persons treatment of crime and its alleviation

364.942   Criminal justice

364.973   American criminology

365.941   Prisons and police custody

Study Skills for Criminology

You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library.  Here are a few to get you started.

Law e-books

Find Your Way

Find Zone E

Books 333.76 - 362.10941...

The hyperlapse video below shows you how to get from the entrance of the LSBU Hub building to the main Criminology collection on Level 03.

EBSCO ebooks Academic Collection


Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.

(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)