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Criminal Justice & Criminology   Tags: cjc, pols, psysc, soc, subjectsocialscience  

Criminal Justice resources at Ball State University Libraries. You can access this guide directly by going to
Last Updated: May 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Criminal justice touches subject areas including sociology, psychology, law, history, political science, economics and medicine. This guide lists selected reference sources. Related handouts such as, “Sociology,” “Social Work,” and “Legal Resources.”

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CardCat Sample Searches

CardCat is Ball State’s catalog of library materials, available at

1. Type Crime or type Corrections

2. Select Begins with

3. Select Subject from the drop-down menu

Perform the Crime search 

Perform the Corrections search

1. Type Prisoners and
AIDS or type Police and Public Relations

2. Select Keyword

3. Select Words or Phrase from the drop-down menu

Perform the Prisoners and AIDS search 

Perform the Police and Public Relations search 


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