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Criminology: Articles & Journals

This guide will help you find academic resources about criminology.

Journals in the Library


Database Search Tips

1. Use the at the end of a word to find all endings: 

2. Use OR when you're not sure what terms to use: 

3. Use AND for fewer, but more precise, hits.  For best results, use the separate search boxes and the drop-down AND in ADVANCED SEARCH
e.g. First Search Box:  DELINQUEN* AND 
Second Search Box


* You can also click on this publication subject search for Criminology to find additional journals we have full-text access to from VCC Library.

VCC Databases

Use the library databases to search for journal, magazine and newspaper articles.


Accessing Databases from Home

Use your VCC Login (your student ID number) and Password (usually your birthday in MMDDYY format) to access databases from home. For help, go to the Connect from Home link.

Journal Titles

It's possible to do a "subject" search for "Sociology" (or "Criminology") in VCC Library's "Journals A-Z" page ... such a search turns up many electronic publications, including eBooks. If you only want to see journal titles, after doing your search, click the "Journals" filter on the left.  Some of the more useful of the journal titles are listed below (you can find out which of our databases give access by typing or pasting the titles into the search box in "Journals A-Z"):

Canadian Journal of Sociology
Publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research articles and innovative theoretical essays by social scientists from around the world, providing insight into the issues facing Canadian society as well as social and cultural systems in other countries.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

International Indigenous Policy Journal 

Publisher: University of Western Ontario
Topics: policies, indigenous people, indigenous health, indigenous education, social welfare


International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies
Publisher: University of Victoria
Topics: children, adolescents, family studies, community

Studies in Sociology of Science 
Publisher: Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures
Topics: sociology, science, natural science, sociology of science

Women's Health & Urban Life
Publisher: University of Toronto
Keywords: Sociology -Gender Studies, women's health, mental health, physical health, urban life

Behavior and Social Issues

Electronic Journal of Sociology

Forum: Qualitative Social Research

International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

IT and Society

Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture

Other Voices: Journal of Cultural Criticism

Sociation Today

Social Sciences: Directory of Open Access Journals

Open Access Sociology Journals

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