CJUS 273: Criminology

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    Recommended Reference Books (Circulating books in 364-range are on 2nd-floor)

    1. Encyclopedia of criminology and deviant behavior
      Call Number: R 364.03 En19b

    2. Encyclopedia of crime and justice.
      Call Number: R 364.03 En19d, 2002

    3. American dictionary of criminal justice : key terms and major court cases
      Call Number: R 364.03 C358a, 2005

    4. Crime and the justice system in America : an encyclopedia
      Call Number: R 364.973 C868sc

    5. Dictionary of crime : criminal justice, criminology & law enforcement
      Call Number: R 364.03 D561n, 1992

    Finding Articles

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    2. See if we have the journal in print (do a title search)
    3. Interlibrary Loan (Make a request if Olivet doesn't have the journal. Send complete citation from your ONU e-mailaccount)

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    Page created October 3, 2007 by Jasmine Cieszynski. Last updated January 29, 2008.