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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Welcome!

This guide contains resources designed to aid you in your research in criminal justice related topics. Open the various tabs across the top for different aspects of criminal justice research.  

Know What You Need

Know what you need:

State your topic in one sentence.  This helps you identify keywords/phrases that describe your topic.

How many pages do you need to fulfill your assignment?  Knowing how many pages you need to write helps pinpoint just how much information you will need.

How many and what kind of sources are required?  Knowing how many and what type of sources you need helps you choose a database and limit to the sources you need whether it be scholarly journals, books, newspapers, and/or statistics.

Criminal Justice

 

Criminal justice research combines multiple disciplines in order to understand both the nature of crime and how to respond to criminal activity and violence including causes, prevention and punishment.

Some topics include:

criminology

deviance

terrorism

criminal law and procedure

law enforcement

corrections

computer applications in criminal justice

investigative techniques

juvenile justice

race and crime

female offenders

prisoner reentry

victimology

Get Help from a Reference Librarian

We are Librarians.  We know the answers to questions you didn't even know to ask.

 

Need books, journal and/or magazine articles?  Don't know where to start?

A reference librarian can guide you through the research process.

We can help you:

  • Determine how many and what types of resources to use,
  • Choose the most appropriate database for your topic, and
  • Construct a keyword search that best describes your topic and therefore produces good results

 

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