ERIC Number: ED414950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Criminal Justice Information: How To Find It, How To Use It.
Benamati, Dennis C.; Schultze, Phyllis A.; Bouloukos, Adam C.; Newman, Graeme R.
The criminal justice world is brimming with new information, statistics, analyses, and findings available in a variety of formats. This resource book offers guidance on finding and evaluating the myriad criminal justice information sources currently available. It guides the researcher toward a wide variety of information resources, including print, electronic, and online sources, and includes an extensive listing of World Wide Web sites, Internet resources, databases, and other online information available on crime-related topics. The book is divided into the following nine chapters: (1) Criminal Justice Research in an Evolving Information Environment; (2) Locating Authorities and Establishing Professional Connections; (3) Sources of Basic Information; (4) Tools for Identifying, Locating, and Retrieving Books, Documents, and Other Information Sources; (5) Periodicals, News Sources, Indexes, and Abstracts; (6) Statistical Sources; (7) Government Agencies as Generators of Criminal Justice Information; (8) Legal Research; and (9) International Criminal Justice Information. An appendix provides World Wide Web sites related to criminal justice. Includes an index. (SWC)
Descriptors: Change, Crime, Criminal Law, Criminology, Electronic Text, Full Text Databases, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Internet, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Library Catalogs, Online Searching, Online Systems, Public Agencies, Research, Research Methodology, Research Tools, Search Strategies, User Needs (Information)
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