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Answered By: Stella Beratlis Last Updated: Apr 15, 2020 Views: 55
Background reading would be really useful at this point in your process to help you refine what you'd like to develop in your paper. We suggest you use resources in our Gale eBooks database to explore issues and problems with juvenile justice/criminal justice. There are several really good reference books and specialized encyclopedias in Gale eBooks:
From the library website (https://www.mjc.edu/instruction/library/) go to Articles & Databases. Under Start Your Research Here/Databases for Background Reading, choose Gale eBooks. You'll have to enter your W# and birthday to get access to the database from off-campus.
Start your reading with these general sources on juvenile & criminal justice:
The following are also great sources for examining various themes of oppression as related to the criminal justice system:
Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of Trends and Controversies in the Justice System. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017. 743 pp. 2 vols.
Latinos and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2016. 506 pp.
People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and ImmigrationVol. 3: Health and Wellness. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2016. 1986 pp. 4 vols.
In the table of contents page for each book, there's a special search box for "search within publication." You want to enter terms like these, depending on the focus of your research:
juvenile facilities, juvenile detention
masculinity/gender roles/domestic violence/misogyny
As you do your background reading, compile a list of keywords to use for further research, which you'll use when searching other databases.
When your instructor wants you to use peer-review scholarly/academic articles (which are a type of academic source), try EBSCOhost and Gale Databases--but only after you've done some background research first.