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Criminal Justice and Criminology

Finding Books

In addition to searching by title or author, you can search for criminal justice topics using keywords, such as

  • names of classes or populations, such as "families" or "young adults"
  • names of organizations, institutions, or agencies
  • geographic regions
  • types of crime, such as "shoplifting" or "arson"
  • aspects of criminal justice systems such as "courts," "legislature," or "parole"
  • related concepts or keywords from additional fields of study including;
    • law
    • sociology
    • psychology
    • public health
    • philosophy
    • history

How to Request Library Books or DVDs for Contactless Pickup

  1. Use the Library Catalog or the Discover search to look up the item you want.

  2. When you find the item you want, click the 'Place a Hold' button in the library catalog record.

  3. Log in with your SJU username and password.

  4. You’ll see a page confirming your request was successful.  Log back in to My Library Account at any time to see or cancel your requests.

  5. When your requested items are ready, you will receive an email.

  6. Pick up your bagged items in the library atrium within seven days of notification.  The items will already be checked out to you. If not picked up within seven days, the items will be checked back in and returned to the collection.

  7. Return borrowed items using the exterior book drop.  Items will remain checked out on your library account while they are in quarantine.