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ARCHIVED: Criminal Justice Resources: Oxford Bibliographies Online


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As a discipline which examines crime as a social phenomenon, criminology is a constantly changing and expanding field. Because of its broad, interdisciplinary nature, a vast amount of scholarship and research already exists in addition to a regular influx of new research and material. Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology is a much-needed online guide to the essential literature across the various subfields of criminology. It combines the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and a traditional bibliography in a style tailored to meet the needs of today’s online researchers. Each article, written and reviewed by top scholars in the field, is rich with citations and annotations, expert recommendations, and narrative pathways to the most important works for virtually all areas of criminology.

Current topics available as of January 2014 include:

Active Offender Research

Airport and Airline Security

Alcohol Use, Policy and Crime


Bail and Pretrial Detention

Biosocial Criminology

Black's Theory of Law and Social Control

Boot Camps and Shock Incarceration Programs

Capital Punishment

Lombroso, Cesare

Chicago School of Criminology, The

Chinese Triad Society

Collateral Consequences of Felony Conviction and Imprisonment

Commercial and Bank Robbery

Policing, Community and Problem-Oriented

Community Change and Crime

Community Corrections

Community Disadvantage and Crime

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Control Balance Theory

Costs of Crime and Justice

South Africa, Crime and Justice in

Crime Control Policy

Crime Trends

Crime Victims' Rights Movement

Crime, (In)Security, and Islam

Animals, Crimes Against

Criminal Career Research

Investigation, Criminal

Criminal Justice Data Sources

Criminal Justice Ethics

Criminal Retaliation

Criminology and Political Science

Criminology of Genocide, The

Critical Criminology

Cross-National Crime

Cultural Criminology

Cultural Theories


Cycle of Violence



Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

Criminal Justice System, Discretion in the

Drug Control

Drugs and Crime

Sutherland, Edwin H.

Environmental Crime and Justice

Experimental Criminology

Testimony, Eyewitness

False and Coerced Confessions

Family Violence

Fear of Crime and Perceived Risk

Felon Disenfranchisement

Feminist Theories

Firearms and Violence

Forensic Science


Gangs, Peers, and Co-offending

Gender and Crime

Self-Control, The General Theory:

Genetics, Environment, and Crime

Hate Crime

Interpersonal Violence, Historical Patterns of

History of Crime in the United Kingdom

History of Police


Homicide Victimization

Honor Cultures and Violence

Human Rights

Human Trafficking

Identity Theft

Immigration, Crime, and Justice

Institutional Anomie Theory

Integrated Theory

Drug Trafficking, International


Wilson, James Q.

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Justice System, The

Labeling Theory

Labor Markets and Crime

Lead and Crime


Local Institutions and Neighborhood Crime

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Mapping and Spatial Analysis of Crime, The

Incarceration, Mass

Mass Media, Crime, and Justice

Measuring Crime

Mental Health and Crime

Meta-analysis in Criminology

Motor Vehicle Theft

Narrative Criminology

Nature Versus Nurture

Neighborhood Disorder

Neutralization Theory

Offender Decision-Making and Motivation

Offense Specialization/Expertise

Organized Crime

Panel Methods in Criminology

Peer Networks and Delinquency

Performance Measurement and Accountability Systems

Personality and Trait Theories of Crime

Phenomenological Theories of Crime

Police Administration

Police Effectiveness

Policing and Law Enforcement

Prisoner Reentry

Prisons and Jails

Policing, Privatization of

Courts, Problem-Solving

Property Crime

Prosecution and Courts


Psychology and Crime

Surveillance, Public and Private

Public Criminology

Public Opinion, Crime and Justice

Public Order Crimes

Punishment Justification and Goals

Police, Race and the

Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice

Racial Profiling

Rape and Sexual Assault

Rational Choice Theories


Religion and Crime

Victimization, Repeat

Burglary, Residential

Restorative Justice

Risk Assessment

Routine Activity Theories

School Crime and Violence

Seasonality and Crime

Sentencing Guidelines

Sentencing Policy

Sex Crimes

Sex Trafficking

Situational Action Theory

Crime Prevention, Situational

Snitching and Use of Criminal Informants

Social and Intellectual Context of Criminology, The

Social Construction of Crime, The

Social Control Theory

Social Disorganization

Social Ecology of Crime

Social Learning Theory

Social Networks

Social Threat and Social Control

Solitary Confinement

Sport Mega-Events Security

State Crime

Strain Theories

Street Code

Street Robbery

Substance Use and Abuse

Technology and the Criminal Justice System


Trajectory Methods in Criminology

Transnational Crime

Hirschi, Travis


Urban Politics and Crime

Victimization Patterns and Trends

Violence Against Women

Violent Crime

White-Collar Crime

Wrongful Conviction





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