Last Updated: Jan 7, 2016
- CQ Researcher
Congressional Quarterly Researcher, an online journal, reports on current topics of political interest. Recent issues on the death penalty, juvenile justice, prison reform, prisoners & mental illness, and related topics are helpful in understanding the many factors contributing to the national crime problem.
- Global Issues in Context
Issues of crime, justice and incarceration have international impact. Use Global Issues in Context for information on the laws and policies of other countries regarding matters of crime and punishment.
- Milestone Documents in African American History
Excellent resource both for primary documents of significance as well as secondary essays explaining the importance of the document to the civil rights movement.
See the full-text Moynihan Report: The Negro Family: The Case for National Action here.
- Opposing Viewpoints: Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice topic page contains information from a variety of resources about the history and issues concerning crime in America. Search Opposing Viewpoints for articles that discuss both sides of controversial issues.
- Oxford African American Studies Center
Article on Criminal Justice offers an overview of the history and context of the racial disparities that exist within the criminal justice system.
- U. S. History in Context
Excellent resource for overview information on topics. You will find good coverage of the civil rights movement, criminal justice, mass incarceration, and related topics. In addition to reference articles, periodical material is especially helpful.
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