Criminological Information Service
The Criminological Information Service (Fachinformationsdienst Kriminologie, FID) is mainly focused on the task to provide the scientific community with literature and other subject-relevant information on criminology as comprehensively as possible. Currently, around
- 125,000 monographs
- 240 active journal subscriptions
- 320 digital documents in DigiKrimDok as well as
- 1,500 digital documents in the criminological repository
are part of the FID.
The most important research tool for the literature inventory as well as for bibliographical references, is the database KrimDok. In this database are currently about 252,000 references (status: May 2020).
KrimDok is a bibliographical reference system for criminological literature. The database consists of various literature and book stocks and also contains references of journals and collections, digital documents as well as grey literature. All references can be researched by utilizing just one search interface.
For decades the Institute of Criminology at the University of Tübingen (formerly under Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Kerner, currently under his successor Prof. Dr. Jörg Kinzig) as well as the Institute of Criminology at the University of Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. Dieter Dölling) collaborated to index journals for KrimDok. Until 1998, the Police College in Villingen-Schwenningen (Prof. Dr. Thomas Feltes) was involved as well in cataloging literature for KrimDok.