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Criminal Justice: Home


This is a guide to criminal justice research. Click on the tabs above to explore the many resources available to support the information needs of our criminal justice, sociology  students and faculty. Begin here for quick access to our resources.

What is Criminal Justice?

Quick Search

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Searching Databases

Use Databases, to find citations/references to articles. Sometimes the pdf or full-text will be available. Usually there will be an abstract (summary of the article). 

When you get your results in a database search look for either the words Article Locator@La Salle OR the magnifying glass icon:     to direct you to the electronic version of the article or the Library Catalog.

Refining Topics

Think of demographic variables or categories to help refine your research topic.

Sample Demographic Variables

  • Age
  • Education
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Socioeconomic Status

Sample Categories

  • Elderly
  • College Graduate
  • Caucasian
  • Male
  • Middle SES