Welcome to the Research Guides

Criminal Justice

This guide was developed to assist students in finding resources within the library and online supporting their program of study. Explore the tabs to your left to learn what's available to you. Contact your library staff for assistance. 

Books within the Augusta Tech Library System

Books are organized using the Library of Congress classification system. The call number for most Criminal Justice books begins with the letters HV. You will find both reference materials that you can use at the library and circulating materials that you can check out with your student ID card.

HN - Social History, Conditions, Problems, & Reform

HV - Social Pathology, Social & Public Welfare, & Criminology

HV6001-7220.5 - Criminology

HV7231-9960 - Criminal Justice Administration

K - Law in General & Comparative & Uniform Law

KF - United States Law

When searching for books in the catalog, note which campus location the book is found. Books may be requested from another campus. 

Journals & Articles in GALILEO

Criminal Justice Technology Databases in GALILEO

  • American Journal of Criminal Justice
    A peer-reviewed publication offering research on a wide array of criminal justice topics and issues. Coverage includes the formal and informal interplay between system components, innovative practices, policy development and implementation, and much more. The official journal of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA).
  • American Journal of Criminal Law
    This journal promotes & encourages improvement in the administration of criminal justice.
  • Corrections Today
    The professional membership publication of the American Correctional Association (ACA). Its international readership includes individuals involved in every sector of the corrections and criminal justice fields.
  • Crime, Law, & Social Change
    Crime, Law and Social Change is a peer reviewed journal that publishes essays and reviews addressing the political economy of organized crime whether at the transnational, national, regional or local levels anywhere in the world. In addition, the Journal presents work on financial crime, political corruption, environmental crime, and the expropriation of resources from developing nations.
  • Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
    Original articles, peer-reviewed, research articles, practitioner essays, comment and reviews on all aspects of criminal law and criminology.

To access the following GALILEO databases, you will need to sign-in into your Augusta Tech account or have the current password. Need help figuring out how to search within GALILEO for journals & articles? Have questions or need the current password? Contact the Library or click here to Ask A Libriarian. To request a book, click on the request link at the bottom of the page, and input your student 900 number and last name.


Writing & Research

Not sure where to start? Use this helpful guide from GALILEO or visit A Research Guide for Students to learn more about formatting, presenting and citing. 



Online Resources


National Criminal Justice Reference Service: The NCJRS is a resource that publishes the latest information on a variety of law enforcement and criminal justice topics. 

National Institute of Justice Publications: The NIJ provides the next generation of criminal justice and law enforcement students with the latest tools, including numerous multimedia publications.  

Oxford Research Encyclopedias: The Oxford research encyclopedias allow students to browse a variety of subjects including criminology and criminal justice to inform themselves on the current issues the field is facing. 

American Society of Criminology: ASC consists of interdisciplinary journals and public policy for students to delve deeper into their fields topics.


Criminal Injustice link to website and episodes.Criminal Injustice: University of Pittsburg law professor David Harris interviews experts in the field of criminal justice about the urgent issues law enforcement faces.

The JustPod link to website and episodes. The JustPod: The American Bar Association present current issues on reform, policy and the Supreme Court.

Ear Hustle link to website and episodes.Ear Hustle: Telling stories about those inside prison and life post incarceration. 


Open-source textbooks have been funded, published, and licensed for use. Anyone has access to these books online. These textbooks can be adapted or distributed freely. Click the textbooks and follow the link to read or download the material. Listed below are several open-source textbook relating to the research guide topic. For more textbooks and resources visit Openstax & OpenTextbook Library.