Criminal Justice Abstracts
- Criminal Justice Abstracts provides comprehensive
coverage of major journals in criminology, criminal justice, forensics,
and related disciplines.
For each document, a summary of the findings,
methodology, and conclusions is provided.
Topics included in this database are:
crime trends, crime prevention projects, corrections, juvenile
delinquency, juvenile justice, and youth corrections; police; courts; offenders; victims; and sentencing.
- Criminal Justice Abstracts is available to current
UT Arlington faculty and students at this web addresses:
A truncation symbol in Criminal Justice Abstracts
is an asterisk
(*), and when this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command CRIM* will search
for the words CRIME, CRIMINAL, CRIMINALISTICS, etc.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
DELINQ* AND (POLICY OR POLICIES)
The first part of this statement should find material with the words
delinquent or delinquency.
The second part will look
for the words "policy" or "policies".
The AND links the two sets.
This should be an effective
way to look for policies dealing with youthful offenders.
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