This is UCLan's Criminology library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarian: Francesca Robinson


Search the Library Search to find the location of specific books in the library.  

Full-text electronic books include Ebook Central these cover a wide range of subject areas including Criminology.

Journals and Articles

Finding full-text journal articles

Begin a basic search on Library Search for a broad result, linking to full text.

Use the Journal Finder if you have a reference for a specific journal article, or if you want to browse through issues of a particular journal,

If we don't subscribe to the journal you require you can order from our Inter-Library Loans Service.

Recommended Resources for Criminology

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text - Provides references and full text links to articles, books and reports in criminology. Topics include crime trends, prisons, offenders, victims and sentencing.
  • PsycINFO - Summaries of journal articles, reports, books and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines.
  • Forensic Netbase This is a searchable database of electronic books covering the subject areas of Forensics, Criminal Justice and Law and Law enforcement.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Law Collection contains over 370 full-text electronic books, publication areas of law include company & commercial, constitutional & administrative, criminal law & criminology, employment, human rights and more.

Government and Legal Information

  • Westlaw UK - Large comprehensive legal online service including case law, legislation, journals, current awareness and news.
  • Lexis Library - UK cases, legislation, full text journals, Halsbury’s Laws, Halsbury’s Statutes, Stone’s Justice Manual
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers - Fully indexed and searchable full-text House of Commons Parliamentary Paper from 1715 to present. Some supplementary material back to 1688.

Multi-Subject databases

  • We also have a number of multi-subject databases that contain a combination of full text and bibliographic journals, and can also provide useful results within the Criminology field.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A full text database of over 6000 journals
  • Social Policy and Practice
    An abstract database of social policy materials from 1890-present, including information on public health, social care, homelessness, and crime.
  • Project Muse
    A collection of 384 full text journals from over 70 scholarly publishers. Subject areas include: literature, history, cultural studies, education, politics, gender studies, economics and more.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Over 40 full text journals. Criminology titles include Criminal Justice and Behavior and the Probation Journal
  • SocINDEX with Full Text is a sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study
  • Proquest Central - complete databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports

Abstract & Indexing Databases

For a more thorough search for try the following abstract and indexing databases.

Additional Resources

News Intelligence

Newspaper archives

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Business and Justice

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Business and Justice
01772 895132