New e-resources: Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Authored by the experts, Oxford Research Encylcopedia articles deliver in-depth thinking & analysis of a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and on emerging themes in the sciences.

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Cambridge University members now have access online to all the OREs published.

The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Cambridge University now has access to all the OREs which currently comprise the following subjects: African history; American history; Anthropology; Asian history; Business & Management; Climate science; Communication; Criminology and Criminal justice; Economics and finance; Education; Social work; Environmental science; Global public health; International studies; Latin American history; Linguistics; Literature; Natural hazard science; Neuroscience; Physics; Planetary science; Politics; Psychology; Religion.

These online encyclopaedias have been made available through special funding provided by the University to support teaching and learning impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unavailability of library resources on campus.

Oxford Handbooks Online Criminology & Criminal Justice : access until 31st May 2020

Access to the Oxford Handbooks on Criminology and Criminal Justice is now available until 31st May 2020.

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Criminology was classically described by Edwin Sutherland, one of its American pioneers, as the study of “the making, the breaking, and the enforcement of criminal laws.” More recently, the subject has split into criminology, the study of the causes of crime, and criminal justice, the study of the institutions and processes involved in the enforcement of the criminal law. The scope is interdisciplinary, ranging across the behavioral and social sciences and the humanities from biology and neurology through sociology, psychology, and political science to literature, history, and philosophy. Most criminology and criminal justice departments and schools were established in the 1970s or later, though many hundreds of such departments now exist. Much writing and research go on, however, in other disciplines and departments as well as the more specialized programs. Contemporary scholarship ranges across time from historical studies of crime in the Middle Ages through content and discourse analyses of newspapers, television, film, and fiction, and across subjects from brain-scans to meta-ethics.

Trial access to Oxford Research Encyclopaedias

Trial access is now enabled up to 30 November 2019 for the following disciplines from Oxford Research Encyclopaedias:

African History
American History
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Natural Hazard Science
Asian History
Environmental Science
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Climate Science
International Studies
Latin American History
Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing

New to ejournals@cambridge : Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing

From the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing website for the journal:

“The Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing aims to further empirical research for and about policing internationally. “Evidence-Based Policing” is the systematic practice of applying research to decision-making in policing. It refers to both the body of research that can be applied to policing practice, as well as the body of research about how to apply it (in a wide range of tactical, organizational, financial, and political contexts).

“The journal will publish original research and review articles in three main areas:

“Targeting: Identifying priorities for resources based on concentrations of crime (including time, day, season, area, persons, situations, and crime types)

“Testing: Examining police practices through randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, algorithmic forecasting, meta-analyses, and other methods.

“Tracking: Studying police actions, in relation to measured outcomes for police objectives, to evaluate their effectiveness.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

Access Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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Crime Psychology Review

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Crime Psychology Review

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

Crime Psychology Review publishes state of the art reviews of cutting-edge topics across all psychological aspects relating to crimes and criminals. Particular emphasis is given to topics in which research of note has emerged in recent years and which are therefore developing rapidly. The reviews are carefully documented, thorough accounts of current research and understanding in specific areas.

“Crime Psychology Review provides an overarching account of the up-to-date status of research evidence and debates relating to the major challenges that currently drive and define inter alia the fields of forensic psychology, criminal justice, criminology, legal and court psychology, policing psychology, investigative psychology and prison psychology.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2015) to present.

Access Crime Psychology Review via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Journal of Human Trafficking

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Human Trafficking

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

The Journal of Human Trafficking (JHT) is devoted to the dissemination of scholarship on all issues related to trafficking in persons and allied forms of contemporary slavery. The principal aim of the journal is to draw upon insights and expertise from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in order to better understand the global dimensions of – and evolving policy responses relating to – human trafficking.

“The journal publishes research on human trafficking from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, anthropology, criminology, communications, family studies, forensic science, social work, sociology, law, medicine, nursing and public health, psychology, and public policy. Although focused on research, the journal serves as a bridge between theory, applied research and practice to help fill the gap in understanding between scholars and practitioners.

“The Journal of Human Trafficking provides a centralized outlet for the publication and dissemination of scholarship and practice on all human trafficking-related phenomenon, with emphasis on serving as a centralized resource where researchers, scientists, policy makers, practitioners, and students alike may find the most recent information, current and cutting edge discoveries, as well as field-tested “best practices” within the human trafficking field.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2015) to present.

Access Journal of Human Trafficking via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text trial

Trial access is now enabled to the Full Text version of Criminal Justice Abstracts via this link on or off campus.

The trial runs until Friday 16th February 2018.  Please send your feedback to  Thank you.

A full list of the journals available in this resource is available here.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with full text contains more than 560,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. This resource includes full text for more than 320 full text magazines and journals as well as full text books & monographs.

Subjects covered include Criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.

EuCLR – European Criminal Law Review

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : EuCLR – European Criminal law review.


“Justice and time” by Michael Foley on flickr

From the publisher website for the journal:

“The European Criminal Law Review is a journal dedicated to the development of European Criminal Law and the cooperation in criminal matters within the European Union. In these areas the Lisbon Treaty has supposedly brought about the most important changes and also the greatest challenges for the future.

It is the journal’s ambition to provide a primary forum for comprehensive discussion and critical analysis of all questions arising in relation to European Criminal Law.”

It is now available online to the University of Cambridge from volume 1 (2011) to present.

Access EuCLR – European Criminal Law Review via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection


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From the JSTOR website:

“Arts & Sciences XII expands our coverage of the social sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal.

Law, political science, and education content anchors the collection, and other titles in criminology and criminal justice, history,  social work, psychology, and sociology complement JSTOR’s offerings in the social sciences. Additional titles span African studies, Asian studies, language and literature, and Middle East studies.

The collection will feature a minimum of 125 titles at completion, and appeals to both the academic and practitioner audiences.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.

Crime and justice

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Crime and justice.


From the JSTOR website for the journal:

“Since 1979 the Crime and Justice series has presented a review of the latest international research, providing expertise to enhance the work of sociologists, psychologists, criminal lawyers, justice scholars, and political scientists. The series explores a full range of issues concerning crime, its causes, and its cures. In both the review and the thematic volumes, Crime and Justice offers an interdisciplinary approach to address core issues in criminology.”

Each volume is published around one theme. The latest volume, vol 43, is titled ‘Why crime rates fall, and why they don’t’.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1979) to present.

Access Crime and Justice via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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