This is UCLan's Criminology library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Louise Smith


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

Full-text electronic books include Ebook Central and DawsonEra, 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
  • HeinOnline English Reports - (1220-1867) - A collection of the decisions of the English Courts prior to the commencement of the Law Reports in 1865
  • 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

Statistical Information

Louise Smith

Senior Faculty Librarian for Business, Law and Applied Social Studies
01772 892302