Summary: This carefully compiled handbook provides step-by-step coverage of the research process, from collecting original data to using government documents and statistical data. It incorporates a variety of resource materials, including new chapters on the research process and the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. Especially useful for first-year students gathering information for term papers and reports, it is also a valuable guide for upper-level and graduate res
Summary: This carefully compiled handbook provides step-by-step coverage of the research process, from collecting original data to using government documents and statistical data. It incorporates a variety of resource materials, including new chapters on the research process and the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. Especially useful for first-year students gathering information for term papers and reports, it is also a valuable guide for upper-level and graduate research projects. ...show less
Acknowledgments Introduction For the Professor For the Student
Chapter 1 The Research Process
Choosing the Investigative Topic Putting the Evidence Together Presenting the Evidence The Research Paper
Chapter 2 Collecting Original Data
Descriptive and Historical Research Reference Books Dissertation and Thesis Abstracts Grants
Chapter 3 Sources of Books
Card Catalog Books in Print Interlibrary Loan Reserve Books Book Reviews Microforms
Chapter 4 Indexing Services
Indexes Abstracting Indexes
Chapter 5 Journals
Corrections Courts and the Law Criminology and Criminal Justice Forensics Juvenile Delinquency Narcotics and Drug Abuse Police Security and Crime Prevention Selected Political Science Journals Selected Psychology Journals Miscellaneous
Chapter 6 General Reference Sources
The Flood of Information
Biography Reference Books Political Science General References Dictionaries Dictionaries of Slang Terms Encyclopedias Popular Crime Encyclopedias Fact Books and Almanacs Handbooks nad Manuals Newpapers Related Sources News Broadcasts Annuals and Yearbooks.
American Correctional Association Publications Career Information Guides
Locating Government Documents National Commission Reports
Chapter 11 Statistical Data
Federal Justice Statistics Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Survey National Prisoner Statistics Utilization of Criminal Justice Statistics Project Other Sources of Statistical Data Victimization Reports Public Opinion Polls Organizations that Produce Criminal Justice Statistics
Chapter 12 National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The National Institute of Justice (NCJRS) The Bureau of Justice Assistance
Chapter 13 The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
ICPSR: Membership and Access to Data Archival Development
Chapter 14 Sources of International Data
United Nations Publications Selected List of International Criminal Justice Periodicals
The Library of Congress Books and Directories of Libraries Criminal Justice Information Exchange Depository Libraries Specialized Criminal Justice Libraries in Canada
Chapter 17 Legal Research
Federal Statutes State Statutes Court Decisions Federal Administrative Agencies Annotated Articles Legal Encyclopedias Law Journals and Periodicals Books and Directories Law Dictionaries Computerized Legal Research Steps to Legal Research How to Brief a Case
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