Criminal Justice Subject Guide

Library Resources on Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement page is intended to be used in tandem with Criminal Justice Essentials. Essentials includes the databases and other resources most relevant to criminal justice overall. This page lists subject specific databases, books, and websites to help you explore topics specific to the Law Enforcement Emphasis.

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Policing Policy, Methods & Theory

Includes: intelligence-led policing, problem oriented policing, community policing, and modern policing systems; policy and procedures.


Image: Officer Next Door Participants Community Policing program in Meridan, MS

Criminal Investigations

Includes investigation & criminology issues, forensics, and technology-based methods (e.g. body cameras, "lie detectors," drones, etc.)


Image: Ole Miss UPD K9 dog Dios 

Policing Specific Populations

Includes: women, LGBT, Native American, African American, LatinX, and other populations.

Image: Miami police on patrol in Liberty City, FL

Selected Titles in Policing