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Criminal Justice

This guide serves as an overview for criminal justice research.

Keyword Searching

When searching library databases think of as many combinations of words and/or phrases that accurately describe your topic. Start with keyword(s) and/or phrase(s) that are as specific as possible:

prisoner reentry and voting privileges

female offenders and pregnancy

If you are dissatisfied with your search results, broaden your search by using alternative keywords and phrases:

prisoner disenfranchisement or felony disenfranchisement

female prisoners and (motherhood or pregnancy)

Criminal Justice Library Databases:

The Hoffman Family Library's SingleSearch provides students with the ability to search a majority of the library's databases in a single search.  Using SingleSearch, a student can identify articles, books, chapters, materials available through the library and quickly gain access.

Criminal Justice Journals

These titles are a representative cross section.