CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Swenson)

Find Scholarship

Find scholarly sources from Criminal Justice journals.    

Use the databases below to search for scholarly articles on criminal justice topics.

Tip: Be sure to limit your search to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, if an option.

  • And then, beware book reviews! Book reviews in scholarly journals are not scholarly articles and are not appropriate for this assignment. 

Using Google Scholar

Why Scholarship?

Why read scholarly literature? 

Scholarly journals advance knowledge in a field of study.

Some features of scholarly literature:
  • Identify problems and issues to be researched

  • Provide an overview of existing knowledge on the topic - and gaps in existing approaches

  • Reports of original research and/or analysis

  • Authored by credentialed experts in the scholarly field

  • In-depth analysis of topics

Legal Archives Online

Legal Archives Online

You can find some good scholarly criminal justice articles for this assignment on the free web, but remember, the burden of proof rests on you to determine if the article is scholarly.

Be sure to check for date!

The following legal archives on the web offer some free full text content.