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Women, Crime & Criminal Justice: Welcome

This LibGuide was created to offer a selection of materials and topics dealing with women, crime and the criminal justice system

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Welcome

This LibGuide was created by USC Upstate Librarians to help with research in the Women & Gender Studies and/or the Criminal Justice areas.  You will find a selection of materials and suggestions for research. If you need more help remember to Ask-a-Librarian

Books

Criminal Justice and Women's studies both fall under the Library of Congress classification H for Social Science; more specifically HN - Social Problems, HQ - Women, HT - Classes & Races, and HV - Social & Public Welfare / Criminology.  You may also find materials in KF - United States Law

There are many resources that are available off campus eBooks can be accessed from the catalog page by clicking into the off campus access link in the upper right corner of the catalog.  If you are having issues accessing books or databases try downloading the Spartan Green Sky (VM wear Horizon software) for access off campus to all of the library tools.

Suggested Library of Congress subject headings include:

Suggested Library of Congress subject headings include:

Suggested Library of Congress subject headings include:

Suggested Library of Congress subject headings include:

Suggested Library of Congress subject headings include

Suggested Library of Congress subject headings include:

Databases & Websites

Criminal Justice usually uses the APA citation style, but make sure what your professor requires. IF you are allowed to use websites for your research make sure to use quality sites by checking it using the STAAR method or the ABC method.

Google Web Search

Find government reports by searching Google adding SITE:.gov to the end of your search. For example violent crimes against women AND SITE:.gov will get any local, state or federal reports related to violent crimes against women posted by government sites. This also works well to find government statistics on crime. For Example domestic violence statistics AND SITE:.gov will limit the crime statistics to government documents.

Women in Law Enforcement 12% Bureau of Justice Statistics