Impact Factors of Criminology Journals and Why Do They Matter?

I recently used a database called ISI Web of Knowledge to create journal reports to identify five important journals in the field of criminology. I was interested in how this information could be used to enhance a criminology research guide, and how could it be problematic? Here were 5 criminology journals I identified: CRIMINOLOGY                  4.380 […]

A Complete Criminology Resource Guide for Students

An annotated collection of reference books, journals, databases, websites and other helpful resources Here at we aim to provide a wealth of free resources for those interested in criminology careers. And since obtaining a degree in criminology is naturally the first step, we have published a detailed guide aimed at students and other researchers. […]

An Explanation of the Criteria For Our Criminology Research Guide

There are already a few criminology research guides that detail some of these resources. In particular, guides created by the libraries of the University of Florida, University of Southern Maine, and the University of Western Ontario are especially helpful. Our criminology research guide, however, is a valuable addition to the conversation for several reasons. For […]

Criminology Research Guide Part 2: Journals, Data Sources and Websites

Key Criminology Journals Criminology – The core journal of the American Society of Criminology, this title is one of the most influential in the field. It covers sociology, psychology, systems analysis, design theory, and more, while focusing on quantitative research methodology. (Impact Factor 2.658) Criminal Justice and Behavior – This title is more psychological in […]

Criminology Research Guide Part 1: Reference, Book and Database Sources

This series of posts is a detailed research guide to the subject of criminology. We will cover the best encyclopedias, (both in print and available online), subject headings for finding books in a library, databases, key journals, data sources, and websites. All sources are annotated, and should give you a great start to researching the […]

Crime Reports – Crime Mapping Resource for Crime Data

If you’re interested in a cool resource that can help you track down recent crime statistics for a particular geographic area, you should check out Crime Reports. I was working on a Criminology Resource Guide (which I will post soon when finished!) when I came across this website on a library’s criminology page. The website […]