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Criminal Justice 101 Research Assignment: Disproportionate Minority Representation

Video #3: Keyword Searching

Video #4: How to Use the Library Databases

Databases

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How do I Know This is a Good Article?

Evaluate your information/article: 

Does the information answer your original questions? 

Is the information accurate? 

What is fact and what is opinion? 

Is the information current? 

What is the point of view of the author or publisher? What is your point of view? 

Ask yourself the questions: Who, What, Where, When, Why about each piece of information that you find. 

Video #5: Finding Statistics From the Web Sites on the Table

Websites with Statistics on Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Status

To use this table, first go to your topic of arrests, bail or sentencing/incarceration. Next, go down the column on the left and find the group that you are studying: race, ethnicity, sex, socio-economic class. As an example, if I am looking at the effects of bail on women, I would look down the bail column until I got to the sex category. There I would see two links to a source of statistics on bail and sex. To get general population statistics for the US, click on the link to the census right below here.

Demographics in the US from the Census

Arrests

Bail

Sentencing

Incarceration

Race

Demographics in the US from the Census

Uniform Crime Report

Uniform Crime Report 2019

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

Stanford Open Policing Project

ACLU

Urban Institute

Southern Poverty Law Center

Justice Policy Institute

Urban Institute

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

Prison Policy Initiative

ACLU

Sentencing Project

US Sentencing Commission Report

Justice Policy Institute

 

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

 

Southern Poverty Law Center

Prison Policy Initiative

Ethnicity

Demographics in the US from the Census

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

Urban Institute

Stanford Open Policing Project

Uniform Crime Report

Uniform Crime Report 2019

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

Urban Institute

Prison Policy Initiative

Sentencing Project

Justice Policy Institute

Sourcebook of CJ Statistics

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

Bureau of Prisons Statistics

Sex/Gender

Demographics in the US from the Census

Uniform Crime Report

Sourcebook of CJ Statistics

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

 

Urban Institute

Sentencing Project

Bureau of Justice Statistics 

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book

Sourcebook of CJ Statistics

Urban Institute

Socio-economic

Demographics in the US from the Census

Southern Poverty Law Center

Urban Institute

ACLU

Southern Poverty Law Center

Urban Institute

ACLU

Sentencing Project

Urban Institute

Southern Poverty Law Center