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CJ 4365: Comparative Criminal Justice: Practice

Practice Searching Using Keywords

Part 1

Let’s practice what you’ve learned. 


Choose a research question from the list below and use the search strategies discussed to formulate an appropriate keyword search. Take a moment to identify and circle the key terms you will use to conduct a search.


What factors determine the likelihood of using force during an arrest?

What is the effect of imprisonment on former prisoners’ lifetime earnings?

What is the effect of finding employment on parolee success rates?

What is the effect of police body cameras on police misconduct?

What is the effect of increased penalties for robbery on rates of robbery offending?

Practice Finding an Article Using a Citation

Below is a list of Texas State Criminal Justice faculty and student publications to practice finding articles using a citation.