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Law Enforcement: NMC Library Resources

Osterlin Library & web Resources for the Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice student.

Books at Osterlin - Online Catalog

Osterlin Library's collection is now about half print books and half ebooks.  Use the search box below to find print books, government documents, and ebrary and ACLS ebooks.  If you prefer one format or the other, perform your search in iLink. When the results are displayed, click on "Limit Search." Then click on the dropdown menu "Type" and choose either "Book" or "Online Resources."

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Reference Books

Find Reference Books on Criminology and Social Pathology in the reference section labeled HV

REF HV 6787 .A3 2009  Crime in the United States. (Summary of the Uniform Crime Report).

REf HV 8133 .N48 2007  The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement.

REF HV 6773 .E53 2009  Encyclopedia of Cybercrime.

REF HV 6439 .U5 E53 2008  Encyclopedia of Gangs.

REF HT 1521 .E63 2008  Vols. 1-3. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society.  (Look under "Police," vol. 2, p. 1053-55; "Racial Profiling," vol.3, p. 1111-1113; "Urban Riots & Police," vol. 3, p. 1354-1356.)

REF HV 6779 .R67 2005  The Historical Atlas of American Crime.

REF HN 57 .S624 Vols. 1-8   Social Issues in America.  Use index volume 8 first to find issues.  V.5, p.1343-51 "Police Abuse." Search online also.

Print Journals

The library has the last 5 years of these journals.  Issues may be checked out for one week.

Law and Order

Police Chief

Print Sources/Reference Books

Located in the Library

  • ‚ÄčCode of Federal Regulations
  • Michigan Court Rules
  • Michigan Attorney General's Opinions
  • Michigan Compiled Laws 
  • Michigan Public Acts

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