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If you can visit the library in person, shelf-browsing is an excellent way to find books on your topic.  Below is a basic guide to Library of Congress classification for criminal justice.

 

LC Classification for Criminal Justice:

Class H: Social Sciences (General)

Subclass HV: Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare, Criminology

HV6201-6249: Criminal classes

HV6250-6250.4: Victims of crimes.  Victimology

HV6251-6773.55: Crimes and offenses

HV6774-7220.5: Crimes and criminal classes

HV7231-9960: Criminal justice administration

HV7428: Social work with delinquents and criminals

HV7431: Prevention of crime, methods, etc.

HV7435-7439: Gun control

HV7551-8280.7: Police.  Detectives.  Constabulary

HV7935-8025: Administration and organization

HV8031-8080: Police duty.  Methods of protection

HV8035-8069: Special classes of crimes, offenses and criminals

HV8073-8079.35: Investigation of crimes.  Examination and identification of prisoners

HV8079.2-8079.35: Police social work

HV8079.5-8079.55: Traffic control.  Traffic accident investigation

HV8081-8099: Private detectives.  Detective bureaus

HV8130-8280.7: By region or country

HV8290-8291: Private security services

HV8301-9920.7: Penology.  Prisons.  Corrections

HV9051-9230.7: The juvenile offender.  Juvenile delinquency. Reform schools, etc.

HV9261-9430.7: Reformation and reclamation of adult prisoners

HV9441-9920.7: By region or country

HV9950-9960: By region or country