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Criminal Justice: Books & The Catalog

This General LibGuide covers general topics within the Criminal Justice major

Finding Books

PASCAL Delivers

Spartanburg and the surrounding area has many Academic Libraries (part of colleges and universities) as a USC Upstate student you have borrowing privileges at those libraries through PASCAL Delivers. PASCAL Delivers is a cooperative agreement between all academic Libraries in the State of South Carolina offering borrowing privileges to member libraries.  Below is the  PASCAL Delivers catalog widget where you can search all catalogs at once, you have the option to visit the library to pick up the book or have it delivered to any location such as USC Upstate Library or the UCG Library.


Books and media in the USC Upstate Library are organized by Library of Congress call numbers. For criminal justice and related disciplines, the principal call numbers are:

HV 6000-7220.5 Criminology

HV 6035-6197 Criminal anthropology

HV 6201-6249 Criminal classes

HV 6250-6250.4 Victims of crime

HV 6251-6773.55 Crimes and offenses

HV 6774-7220.5 Crimes and criminal classes

HV 7231-9960 Criminal Justice Administration

HV 7428 Social work with delinquents and criminals

HV 7431 Prevention of crime, methods, etc.

HV 7435-7439 Gun control

HV 7551-8280.7 Police, detectives, constabulary

HV 8081-8099 Private detectives, detective bureaus

HV 8301-9920.7 Penology, prisons, corrections

HV 9950-9960 By region or country

Related subject areas:

H Social Sciences

HM Sociology

HN-HV Various fields in sociology

BF Psychology

K Law

Key Words & Subject Words

Different words can be used to describe a subject or topic. When you are looking for a book on the dismissal of employees what words could be used? Dismissal, firing or termination would all be valid. The LC Subjects are standardized lists of words and phrases called controlled vocabulary. That is, only certain words may be used as subject headings.  This will group all different ways to say the same thing together; in this case it would be Employees -- Dismissal of.