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Criminal Justice Research Guide

A research guide for criminal justice subjects and courses

About This Guide

criminal justice image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes."
  • "Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison."
  • "Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and protect property against theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the criminal justice program. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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