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Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) : 3305 (Criminal Justice)

A guide to online and print resources for Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

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The Criminal Justice subject guide is a rich source of information for research in the field, containing links not just to articles but statistics and more.

Stop by the reference desk, or make an appointment with the Criminal Justice Subject Specialist, Roxanne Palmatier.

Key Resources

Criminal Justice Abstracts is one of the premier finding tools in the discipline. Many full-text or print articles are available through the Library; just click on the Husky icon to see what's available!

Sociological Abstracts is another primary discovery tool for the discipline.

Academic Search Complete is another excellent resource. Retrieve article texts directly or click the Husky icon!

JSTOR offers full-text scholarly articles in a broad range of disciplines. CJ articles are usually found in JSTOR's Sociology area.  Note:  Articles from the last two or three years are not provided in this scholarly journal archive.  Use CJ Abstracts or Academic Search Complete for recent articles!

Online Reference Works

The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed) is often a good starting point for research on theories of crime and behavior.