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Criminology, Law & Society

Scholarly resources for research and study in Criminology, Law & Society

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About the Collection

Criminology, Law, and Society is a multi-disciplinary field and research resources are cataloged under many different subject areas in the Library of Congress call number system. The most common are listed below:

Subclass HV

HV1-9960 Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology

Subclass K

K1-7720 Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence

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Search Mason Catalog

When searching the Library, it is highly recommended to use the ADVANCED SEARCH and then set Material Type to Book.

This will ensure you are only searching for books and e-books, cleaning up the initial search results to make further review less-bad.

When reviewing your results, be sure to look for SUBJECTS to more efficiently refine your search to key ideas, concepts, and other features more clearly than just adding more content to the search bars.  Think hashtags (#) from social media, but less horrible and more robust and academic.

Subject List

ILLiad - Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books, media and articles from other libraries when they are not available at Mason. Start your research early if you want to take advantage of this wonderful service as it can take up to 2 weeks.

You can use this form to request an item sent between our library locations in Fairfax, Arlington and Manassas.