The library of the Centre for Criminology holds a special collection of about 29,000 books and 60 subscriptions to journals, subject to criminology and related disciplines mainly from the German-speaking countries. Topics of the collection are i.a.

  • crime and delinquency
  • victims and offenders
  • criminal justice and police
  • corrections
  • treatment of offenders
  • crime prevention and criminal policy

considering the interdisciplinary aspects of criminological theory and research, e.g. from sociological, psychological or pedagogical sciences.

The library is a reference library, an extramural loan is not provided. Researchers are welcome as guests. If you want to visit our library, please get in touch via bibliothek[at] or 0611-15758-22.

Literature Search

The holdings of the KrimZ library are part of the criminological database KrimLit. Subject indexing is based on a specialized classification system and controlled terms of a criminological thesaurus.

Database KrimLit

Online-journals, free or licensed for KrimZ:
Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

Databases, free or licensed for KrimZ:
DBIS (German only)