Reading is a great hobby indeed. A reader has more information and a more clear approach towards day to day matters and critical situation.

Everyone has different choices of books, some like to read love stories, some like to ponder on history, and some loves to read criminology books. Especially, people who want to adopt the law as a profession are fonder of reading crime stories.

If you are one of them, then this article is only for you. In this article, I have summarized a brief list of the most popular criminology books.

You can read them for enhancing your interest or if you are a law student, then you can seek guidance from these books to write a criminology essay and assignment.

Here comes the catalog.

1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote:

It is a classy book written by Truman Capote; in this book, he is investigating a family murder case. On November 15, 1959, four members of clutter family were killed by a blast happening close to them. This incident took place in Holcomb, Kansas.

Capote is the investigator of this case having no clue of any criminal activity. He has created an amazing empathy and curiosity in the book with his interesting way of investigation. He finally, got the murderer after a long struggle, criminal executives and trials.

2. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness- by Michele Alexander:

This a critique based on America’s Contemporary Criminal System laws for the black race in the region. He has demonstrated the fact with a pathetic story of Jarvious Cotton’s great great grandfather who could not vote as a slave and his grandfather was pressurized by Klu Klux Klan to prevent him from casting a vote.

In The Jim Crow, Alexander has discussed the fact that despite celebrating “triumph over race” by electing Barak
Obama as American president, still, the majority of black Americans are being treated somehow as slaves just like their forefathers.

3. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit -by John Edward Douglas

This 397 pages book comprise of all cases tackled by Edward Douglas. He has hunted the most dangerous and dishonourable criminals of his time. He put handcuffs on criminals like the Atlanta Child-murderer and The Trailside Killer in San Francisco. He is the best criminal hunter of our time who investigated and trailed those serial killers of history who were thought impossible to be caught.

He not only hunted them but also interviewed and confronted them, his list is filled with all notorious serial killers and
criminals including, Richard Speck, James Earl Ray, Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy and many more.

John Edward is the legendary special agent who is an example for law enforcement agencies. This book tells how he gets into criminal’s mind and read their psyche.

It’s an awesome book to read and an ultimate guide for law students.

All above-mentioned books are quite informative and popular in criminology. You can get them from Amazon and seek guidance to write a criminal essay.

Popular Criminology Books You Must Read