Criminal Justice

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Justice System
Law Enforcement

Call Numbers

Want to browse the shelves? Here are the Library of Congress call numbers for Criminal Justice:

HV6001-7220.5   Criminology

HV6035-6197   Criminal anthropology
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

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