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Resources and help for topics relating to criminal justice.

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Columbus, GA 31907

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Criminal Justice Defined

Criminal justice, an interdisciplinary academic study of the police, criminal courts, correctional institutions (e.g., prisons), and juvenile justice agencies, as well as of the agents who operate within these institutions. Criminal justice is distinct from criminal law, which defines the specific behaviours that are prohibited by and punishable under law, and from criminology, which is the scientific study of the nonlegal aspects of crime and delinquency, including their causes, correction, and prevention.

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Browsing The Bookshelves

1. Head to the stacks on the 2nd floor of the main library. Most of the topics in the criminal justice discipline are located there. 

2. Find the stacks that start with H. This section is where you will books related to the social sciences which include criminology, statistics, and more. Visit the Library of Congress Classification H - Social Sciences for more specific subcategories. 

3. Look at section J for Political Science related criminal justice topics. Visit the Library of Congress Classification J - Political Science for more specific topics. 

4. Also look at the stacks that start with K. This area contains books on law topics. Visiting the Library of Congress Classification K - Law for more specific subcategories. 

Just want to search our catalog? Use GIL-Find to search our catalog. 

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